In 2010, Rose had a third place at the Honda Classic, and then he broke through with a victory at the Memorial Tournament with a final round 66 to win by three strokes over Rickie Fowler. This was his first win on American soil. The next day, Rose had to try to qualify for the U.S. Open, along with runner-up Rickie Fowler. Neither qualified which raised questions about the qualifications of the U.S. Open. In his first tournament start since his win, at the Travelers Championship two weeks later, Rose led by three shots entering the final round, but fell away to a tie for ninth. His good form continued in the following week's tournament, however, where he led by four shots after three rounds and shot a final-round even par 70 to win his second PGA Tour event – the AT&T National.
as for Wilson irons? – (almost) always great stuff – I still play several times a year with my 1967-68 Wilson Staff Dynapower irons and like them as much as anything made today. Sure the loft creep has changed things, but just hit a 5 rather than a 7. Doesn’t hurt my ego that others reached it with a 7 and I needed a 5. As far as I’m concerned, their late 60’s early 70’s offerings are still hard to beat. Remember the bullet-backs?
The Barclays: Shared the 54-hole lead with former U.S. World Cup teammate Matt Kuchar at The Barclays, thanks in large part to a stellar, second-round, 7-under 64. Eventually finished one stroke behind Adam Scott for the second runner-up of his career (2011 Humana Challenge). Strong showing at Liberty National jumped him 50 spots to No. 10 in the FedExCup standings.
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).
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.
World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions: In his first start since winning the FedExCup, finished third in his title defense at the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions. Was never worse than T10 on the leaderboard after each round, entering the final round T2, three shots behind leader Tony Finau. Closed with an ever-par 72 at Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, China.
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.