Fort Worth Invitational: Won the Fort Worth Invitational by three strokes over Brooks Koepka for his second win of the season (Fort Worth Invitational, World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions). Moved to No. 2 in the FedExCup standings following the victory, matching the highest previous position of his career (spent one week at No. 2 following his win at The National in 2010). Matched his previous-best 72-hole score on the PGA TOUR (260/2017 Sony Open in Hawaii) and recorded the lowest 72-hole score on TOUR since the 2017 Wyndham Championship (Henrik Stenson/258). Became the fifth multiple winner of the season (Patton Kizzire, Justin Thomas, Bubba Watson, Jason Day, Justin Rose). Became the fifth international player since 2000 to win the event (Sergio Garcia/2001, Nick Price/2002, Rory Sabbatini/2007, Adam Scott/2014).
U.S. Open: Won his first major championship with a three-stroke victory over Brooks Koepka at the U.S. Open. The victory, his fourth on the PGA TOUR, came in his 245th career start (31st at a major) at the age of 35 years, 26 days. Became the seventh first-time major winner since 2010 at the U.S. Open. At 271, tied the lowest 72-hole score at the U.S. Open since 2011 (other 271 in that stretch: Martin Kaymer/2014). Became the third player, joining Brooks Koepka and Jordan Spieth, to win a major by three or more shots since the start of the 2016-17 season (Koepka/4/2017 U.S. Open, Spieth/3/The 2017 Open Championship). Converted a 54-hole lead/co-lead for the first time in his eighth chance at stroke-play events. Played a 34-hole stretch without a bogey (No. 10/R1 thru No. 7/R3). Led the field in Scrambling (16/20) after entering the week ranked 169th in that category.
Backed up his FedExCup-winning 2018 season with a respectable 26th place in the season-long race in 2019. Rose won the Farmers Insurance Open to hit double digit PGA TOUR wins and was third three times over last season showing that while he’s heading towards his 40s, he won’t be slowing down any time soon. What has been great to see is Rose’s ability to keep up his putting resurrection. After being ranked outside the top 100 in 2014, 15, 16 and 17 in Strokes Gained: Putting, Rose has been 21st and 17th the last two seasons. It has allowed him to get away with a little waywardness off the tee at times. If he can marry up both parts of the game to go with his usual impeccable iron shot standards, then becoming a two-time FedExCup champion is certainly not beyond him.
Dell Technologies Championship: Entered the final round of the Dell Technologies Championship one shot back. Posted four bogeys to make the turn at 1-over before a back-nine 31 to finish runner-up and move to No. 3 in the FedExCup standings. The second-place finish was his ninth top-10 of the season, marking the first time he recorded more than eight top-10s in a season.