He successfully defended his Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship title in 2018 and he came agonisingly close to a first Major Championship when he finished runner up in the US Open Championship at Shinnecock Hills, posting a final round 63 – the equal lowest in a US Open and the lowest final round in any Major Championship – to finish one shot behind Brooks Koepka.
In September 2006 at the Canadian Open, Rose led a PGA Tour tournament going into the final round for the first time. But he slipped up with a final round 74 which moved him down the field. He went on to finish 2nd at the Valero Texas Open and finished 47th on the money list with US$1.629 million in prize money. In November 2006 he won the Australian Masters, to claim his first title for four years. His renewed consistency, including a top 5 finish at the 2007 Masters which had seen him surpass his previous best world ranking, by reaching number 26 on 8 April 2007.
2017 was Fleetwood's most successful year to date. In January he won his second European Tour event, the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, by one stroke over Dustin Johnson and Pablo Larrazábal after a final round 67. In March, Fleetwood was runner-up in the WGC-Mexico Championship, a shot behind Johnson. In April, he lost in a sudden-death playoff at the Shenzhen International to Bernd Wiesberger, at the first extra hole. Fleetwood had come from eight strokes behind on the final day with a stunning round of 63 to set the clubhouse lead. In the playoff, Fleetwood found the green in two, but Wiesberger from trouble fired an approach to within five feet and holed the birdie putt for the victory. In June, Fleetwood finished fourth in the U.S. Open, while in July, he won the Open de France, beating Peter Uihlein by a stroke, after a bogey-free final round 66. He moved from 99th in the World Rankings at the start of the year into the world top-20. In November 2017, Fleetwood won the European Tour season-long Race to Dubai and won $1,250,000 from the bonus pool.
Moving to his professional career, at the end of 2008, he enrolled in the Qualifying school for the PGA Tour. He performed well there, however, he had to struggle from his debut year, he just made eights cuts in total 18 appearances. He finished in a tie for first at 27-under-par but was edged out for the title by Tiger Woods in his second tournament of 2011, the Bob Hope Classic.
Played two consecutive seasons without missing a putt from inside 3 feet (on courses where ShotLink was used to capture distance data). He went a perfect 1,631 for 1,631 from inside three feet during the 2013 and 2013-14 PGA TOUR seasons. Since 2003, he is one of three players who have had consecutive “perfect” seasons from inside 3 feet (Luke Donald and Jason Day are the others).
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At the 2015 Masters Tournament, Rose finished in a tie for second with Phil Mickelson behind winner Jordan Spieth. Rose's 14-under 274 (as well as Mickelson's) was the lowest score by a runner-up in Masters history. He picked up his seventh PGA Tour win at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans in April and added his eighth European Tour win at the UBS Hong Kong Open in October, claiming a narrow 1 stroke triumph after battling Lucas Bjerregaard of Denmark head-to-head over the weekend. .
Made the cut a career-high 23 times in 25 starts, with a playoff loss at the CIMB Classic the best of his five top-10 finishes. Finished the season No. 22 in the FedExCup standings, marking the third time in four seasons he has advanced to the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola. Finished the season with solid play in the FedExCup Playoffs, finishing 22nd in the season-long competition. Playoffs finishes included T13 at The Barclays, T29 at the Deutsche Bank Championship, T23 at the BMW Championship and T9 at the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola.
Rookie season on the TOUR was cut short in July because of an injury to his left shoulder, which required surgery. Coupled with the $121,031 earned in 2009, had eight events in 2010 to equal that of No. 125 on the 2009 money list ($662,683) and gain a Major Medical Extension for the remainder of the year. Made eight cuts in 18 starts on TOUR in 2009, with a best finish of T28 at the Mayakoba Golf Classic. Finished fifth in Driving Distance (307.3-yard average) in 2009.
DP World Tour Championship: Was tied for seventh, six strokes off the lead when the final round of the European Tour's final event of the season, the DP World Tour Championship, began. Played a flawless round of golf at the Jumeirah Golf Estates. Made four birdies on his front nine and four more on the back, along with an eagle-3 at the par -5 14th hole, to shoot a 10-under 62. Eventually finished solo second, two strokes behind winner Rory McIlroy. Finished second in the Race to Dubai rankings, behind McIlroy.
On 4 November 2018, Rose defended his title at the Turkish Airlines Open in a playoff over Li Haotong. With the victory, Rose joined Jon Rahm and Alex Norén as multiple Rolex Series winners and represented the first successful title defence of his career. This victory returned Rose to World Number One and earned him $1,166,660. For the following three weeks, the World Number One ranking alternated between Rose and Brooks Koepka. Koepka then kept the top ranking for the final six weeks of 2018, then Rose regained it to begin 2019.
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the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide: In his sixth start in the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide, held 54-hole co-lead with Matt Kuchar and eventual-winner William McGirt but posted 1-over 73 final round to finish T4, his first top-10 in 15 starts this season. Began with a birdie at No. 1 in the final round, but succumbed to three bogeys on his inward nine. Was his second top-10 finish in the Memorial Tournament and supplants sixth place in 2011 as his best showing at Muirfield Village Golf Club.
Transitions Championship: Converted an 11-foot par putt on the 72nd hole to card a final round, 4-under-par 67 and win the Transitions Championship by one stroke over Webb Simpson in his 33rd career start. The par on No. 18 in the final round was his only par on the closing nine holes. He carded a 2-under 33 that featured five birdies and three bogeys. The win was his third top-10 of the season and moved him from No. 18 to No. 3 in the FedExCup standings. Converted 17 of 17 putts from inside 20 feet during the final round, including a 16-foot birdie putt to tie for the lead on No. 17. He needed just 23 putts on the day, 10 on the back nine. Made 22 birdies during the week, tied for most in the field. He became the first player to win the Transitions Championship in his first start since Retief Goosen in 2003 and the first to make the event his maiden PGA TOUR victory since Carl Pettersson in 2005.
Woodland made waves in the equipment world when he signed with Wilson Golf early in 2019. He used an eye-catching set of Wilson Staff Model Blade irons to win the 2019 U.S. Open, and then he put social media into a frenzy when he switched into a Staff Model Blade 2-iron at the 2019 Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit. Seriously, his 2-iron is why the “butter knife” stereotype exists.
Advanced to the FedExCup Playoffs for the fifth time in his career, making it to the TOUR Championship for the fourth time, entering the Playoffs finale in the No. 20 position in the FedExCup standings. Finished T10 at East Lake to end his season No. 20 in the FedExCup standings. Recorded 14 top-25 finishes (one shy of benchmark 15 in 2011) from 26 starts. Of those, three were top-five showings, led by a runner-up finish at the Barracuda Championship. Turned in an impressive Playoffs performance, with four top-25 finishes. Closed the Playoffs with a T15 at the Deutsche Bank Championship, T24 at the BMW Championship and T10 at the TOUR Championship, where he improved with each round (72-70-69-67).
They are beautiful but don’t feel as good as other irons IMO. Wilson went with 8620 carbon (which PING did too) which is not as soft/muted feeling as 1020/1025. It’s not a world of difference, but to me the Wilson’s felt too firm/clicks for my liking. They are hands down probably the nicest looking blade though and the classic diamond pattern on the face is awesome!
Played in all four FedExCup Playoffs events en route to finishing 16th on the points list. Set (then) personal bests in earnings ($2,705,875) and top-10 finishes (seven) after making 15 of 16 cuts on the season. Finished in the top 12 at all four major championships. Finished first on the European Tour's order of merit. Won the Volvo Masters in a playoff in early November to capture the order of merit. Moved to seventh in the World Ranking with the victory. Missed the better part of two months after the Masters due to a back injury.