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BMW Championship: Justin Rose becomes world number one for first time

BMW Championship: Justin Rose becomes world number one for first time


Britain's Justin Rose has turned out to be world number one out of the blue subsequent to completing in second place at the BMW Championship in Philadelphia. 

The 38-year-old ascensions from fourth and replaces Dustin Johnson in the wake of losing a play-off to American Keegan Bradley. 

Rose, ruling Olympic boss and 2013 US Open champ, could have fixed triumph with a standard putt at the last control gap yet missed barely. 

"It's childhood dream stuff, something I am inconceivably pleased with," Rose said. 

"It's been a decent stretch of golf. I've played firmly finished the previous year. I'm pleased to get to the best," he revealed to Sky Sports. 

On his putt at the last to win, he stated: "I thought it was as great a putt as I've hit to win a competition. To see it turn out was extremely terrible. I'd generally imagined getting the chance to number one by winning competitions. 

"A week ago's second was a nice sentiment second and this one is a stinging-feeling second, however I know there is a touch of uplifting news." 

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Rose, who a week ago completed two shots back as Bryson DeChambeau won the Dell Technologies Championship, is only the fourth Englishman to top the world rankings, after Sir Nick Faldo, Lee Westwood and Luke Donald. 

He and Bradley completed on 20 under standard after a rain-postponed last round and the 2011 US PGA champion required only one additional gap to seal triumph. 

Rose came up short the standard four eighteenth to hand the 32-year-old American his fourth PGA Tour win. 

The last round had been planned for Sunday yet was deferred until the point that Monday after diligent rain influenced the Aronimink to course unplayable. 

Bradley started the day three shots behind Rose yet climbed the leaderboard with a six-under-standard 64 as Rose shot a 67. 

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy, who trailed then-pioneer Rose by one shot after cycle three, completed fifth after a 68. 

American 14-time real champ Tiger Woods shut with a 65, climbing to an offer of 6th, one shot behind McIlroy. 

Britain's Tommy Fleetwood just dealt with a 69 as he tumbled down the leaderboard to eighth from joint third.