May 27th, 2018
Justin Rose takes 4 shot lead at Forth Worth Invitational
With a round of 68
Justin Rose has shot an impressive 66 to take a four shot lead into the final day at the Fort Worth Invitational at Colonial.
Rose is really coming into form, and at the right time, with the US Open just three weeks away.
Today he shot a 66 to add to his opening round of 66, and his second round of 64. He is now sitting at 14 under, and four clear of Brooks Koepka and Emiliano Grillo.
This is not over, as Jon Rahm and Corey Connors both hit their strides with 64 and 63 respectively, but you wouldn’t bet against Rose finishing this one. He knows how to grind, and defend a lead.
He opened his round with three straight birdies, and added another on the sixth to make the turn in 31.
His back nine was more conservative, with a single birdie on the par five 11th, and a solitary bogey on the par three 16th.
"It was nice to get going, nice to sort of build up that lead," said Rose. "No one seemed to do too much behind me today, so it felt like it was in my hands to try and get as far ahead as I could. Obviously, that's the only thing, I kind of struggled toward the end. It was so hot out there I really felt I was battling the golf course and my concentration.
I just can’t see Rose blowing this one - he’s in the zone, despite the heat, and will get the job done, barring a disaster. We may be missing him at Wentworth, but he’s got his eyes clearly set on bagging this one and then moving onto the US Open with form on his side.
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