Justin Rose holds off Tiger Woods with final hole birdie to win FedEx Cup and a whopping £10million in prize money
- Justin Rose made a birdie on the final hole at East Lake to win FedEx Cup
Justin Rose became the second player in successive years to claim the FedEx Cup without winning the Tour Championship.
It went down to the wire as Rose carded a 73 round, but he moved from sixth to fourth and was able to hold off Tour Championship winner Tiger Woods to claim victory
If Rose had failed to make a birdie on the final hole, Woods would have remarkably claimed the title himself despite starting the week in 20th.
Rose told Sky Sports: ‘I guess it all boiled down to the 18th and I had the swing of the week off the tee there.
‘I had a jumpy 7-iron lie and it caught a break, killed it in the top of the bunker and bobbled on to the green. I was waiting for a break all day and to get it on the last was great timing.
‘I felt more pressure as I was throwing it away, but when I got back to knowing what I had to do I clicked into gear in the nick of time.
‘We’re all delighted for Tiger, this is crazy scenes and I’m sure I’m not the most popular guy for making birdie on the last but hey, he’s got enough money.’