Worth The Wait: Justin Rose Can End Surprising Drought

Justin Rose, AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am,(Photo by Orlando Ramirez/Getty Images)
Justin Rose, AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am,(Photo by Orlando Ramirez/Getty Images) /

Justin Rose is no stranger to winning. The 2013 U.S. Open winner has won ten times on the PGA Tour and added an additional 12 wins across the globe to his illustrious career resume.

The Englishman has had an incredible career to date, but a fair amount of time has passed now since Rose’s last win, four years to be exact. Justin last won in 2019 at the Farmers Insurance Open. The former world number one edged out Adam Scott that day on his way to recording the lowest final score at the Farmers since Torrey Pines’ South Course underwent its renovation.

Playing at this year’s wild AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, Justin has the opportunity to end his winless drought. Rose will carry a two-stroke lead into a Monday finish at Pebble Beach in a tournament that has had both its third and fourth-round finishes rearranged due to weather.

Justin Rose has an opportunity to end a four-year winless drought on Monday.

Rose has witnessed an improvement in his game ever since last November’s Cadence Bank Houston Open when he played in the final group alongside eventual winner Tony Finau on Sunday.

Justin finished 9th that week at Memorial Park and he has made the cut in four consecutive starts coming into this year’s AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

Now, he has the opportunity to end a four-year wait for an 11th PGA Tour win at a course and event that he enjoys. Speaking after the stoppage on Sunday Justin credited the Pro-Am’s relaxed environment as playing a factor in his success thus far.

"“So there’s definitely an element to sort of the more relaxed nature of this event as well. I think that’s helped me to this point.”"

A great run at the 2019 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach will also give the Englishman the belief that he can go on to win here during Monday’s finish. Rose finished 3rd during the U.S. Open here a few years ago after playing in the final group with 2019 U.S. Open winner, Gary Woodland. 

Justin Rose was able to complete the first nine holes of his final round on Sunday before play was suspended for the day.

If he does indeed go on to win; the 22-time career winner will be able to look back upon an incredible eagle set up from a fairway bunker shot on Pebble Beach’s 6th hole on Sunday as one of the defining moments of his tournament.

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A handful of players just a couple of shots back including, Denny McCarthy, Brendon Todd, Peter Malnati, and Beau Hossler, amongst others, will attempt to chase down Rose during Monday’s finish at the 2023 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

Justin Rose has had to wait a while for another win, on Monday that win could have been well worth the wait if it were to come at one of golf’s most iconic venues.