Good news for Justin Rose fans from Atlanta.
The top golfer had an aching left shoulder on Wednesday morning but he was able to bounce off the injury scare as he featured on Thursday for Round 1 at the Tour Championship.
Rose claimed his shoulder was “really bad overnight Wednesday” but that he got better on Thursday. He opened with a 2-under 68.
“For some reason it got really bad overnight Wednesday and woke up just really struggling Thursday morning. My whole team worked really hard around me to rally, just kind of sucked it up yesterday and got through the day, weathered the storm.”
The player had to limit the strain on his shoulder that Thursday and it affected his performance. He was better on Friday and it showed as his score improved. The Englishman recorded better showing on Friday in the second round. He made a single bogey to record 4-under 66, just a stroke off the lead.
The golfer suffered a similar issue five years back but he was able to make a rebound real quick to remain in contention with his share of fourth place.
In the recent run of events, Rose has been impressive in the post season. He was 32nd on the regular season log before the FedEx Cup but he has finished in the top ten in two events and tied second at the BMW Championship.
For now he says he is just focused on winning the Tour Championship.
“Obviously we all know top-5s the secret number, but at the end of the day eighth I think still gives me a great chance,” he says.