Rose Wins Quicken Loans National
(BETHESDA, Md.) -- Justin Rose hit a ball into the pond on the 18th fairway but made bogey to force a playoff in the final round of the Quicken Loans National on Sunday. Rose then made par on the first playoff hole to beat Shawn Stefani at Congressional National Golf Course for his first win of the season.
Stefani, who narrowly missed a birdie putt on 18 to win, duplicated Rose's mistake and ended up in the same pond on the extra hole. That opened the door for Rose, who earned his first PGA Tour win since taking the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion.
The Englishman shot a 1-under 70 to finish with a tournament score of 4-under. Stefani posted the same score in the final round in his quest for his first PGA Tour victory.
"I felt like all aspects of my game were tested this week, and it's really nice to win in that fashion," Rose said.
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