Justin Rose will arrive at The Tour Championship as the best player in the world and one of five that stands the best chance of ending the FedExCup $10-million richer.
Back-to-back second-place finishes helped the 38-year-old move past Dustin Johnson in the latest official world golf rankings, a major item ticked off the Englishman’s list.
‘To get to world No 1 is unbelievable,’ said Rose.
‘It’s something I can say now in my career I’ve been the best player in the world. I’ve been to the top of the game. That’s definitely some consolation. I just wish I could have enjoyed the moment, maybe.’
‘No 2 is an incredible spot to be in,’ added Rose.
‘It’s a week that there’s many scenarios in play.
‘I think when you go in there 15th, 16th, 17th, you know you have to win, and then you have to hope for a ton of other things to happen.’