The 38-year-old's victory in California on Sunday night cemented his position as world No. 1

  • His latest triumph came just a month after he switched club manufacturers
  • Justin Rose began with a lead but it became clear this was not going to be easy
  • His lead over Adam Scott and Jon Rahm was cut to just a stroke after slip-ups

Justin Rose overcame some early wobbles to post a gutsy two-shot triumph in the Farmers Insurance Open in California last night and cement his position as world No 1.

In achieving his 10th success on the PGA Tour, the 38-year-old became the first Englishman since Jim Barnes in 1937 to make it into double digits for victories on American soil.

This latest triumph was all the more remarkable since it came just a month after he switched club manufacturers, and with a new caddie as well in Gareth Lord —who caddied for Henrik Stenson for many years — as Mark Fulcher, the man who has carried his bag for the last decade, recovers from heart surgery.

The 38-year-old's victory in California on Sunday night cemented his position as world No1
The 38-year-old’s victory in California on Sunday night cemented his position as world No. 1

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