Aug 8th, 2015
Justin Rose Charges On Moving Day at Bridgestone
Shoots 7 under 63
Words: The Brigadier Photography: Getty Images
Rose charged up the leader board on moving day at The Bridgestone Invitational with a seven-under 63 to share the lead with Jim Furyk, who shot a 1 under 69. Rose birdied four of the last six holes in a bogey-free round to finish at nine-under.
"I haven't seen a putt go in all week from outside eight feet, it feels like," Rose commented.
"To knock that ball in on the last, it was a nice bonus for sure. My game's in good shape. If I look back at Augusta, that was the start of me feeling very confident."
"If I keep knocking on that door, I feel good," said Rose. "The only tournament I feel like I've let slip this year is Memorial."
Masters and US Open champion Jordan Spieth tumbled down the leaderboard as he struggled to a two-over 72 that included a double-bogey at the last. "Very frustrating today," said the American.
"It was a poor performance. Didn't have very good control of the ball. I putted it OK, but other than that, very much struggled. I'm going to need to look for some answers tomorrow and into next week," said Spieth.
Australian golfer Steven Bowditch had a strong moving day performance, shooting a 7 under as well, clearly undeterred by news of the heavy Australian loss in the Ashes in the UK.
28 year old Irishman Shane Lowry shot a 3 under to position himself in third place. Ian Poulter is tied in fourth with Bowditch, Bubba Watson and Henrik Stenson.