Even without his driver in order, Justin Rose has a way of staying in the mix at majors.
The Englishman ranked 57th at the PGA Championship in strokes gained off the tee (-.186), but leaned on solid iron play and putting to finish solo ninth.
He shot par or better all four days (66-68-70-67) en route to his whopping 17th career top-10 in a major. Rosie’s 123rd on the season in SG putting (-.009), but showed great signs at TPC Harding Park where he was third (1.78).
He was also 14th in SG approach (1.02).
It’ll be a different type of test switching coasts and grass types, though Rose more than anybody has seen it all in his career.
The 40-year-old struggled in 2019 and early 2020 while under his old club contract. He’s back to a primarily TaylorMade bag and closer to his usual self. Since the PGA Tour resumed in 2019, he’s got a T-3rd at Colonial and T-14th at Harbour Town.
Rose has a great resume at the Wyndham Championship. The thing is, he hasn’t played it since 2009. That year was his only trip to Sedgefield. It resulted in rounds of 65-68-65-68and a T-5th finish.
He’s safely in the FedEx Cup Playoffs at 103rd in the standings, but he needs to start piling up points if he wants a chance to make the top 30 at East Lake. With two more majors in 2020, this is the time where Rose should have it in gear.