Justin Rose let the BMW Championship slip away following a playoff loss to Keegan Bradley who picked up his first win in six years on the PGA Tour.
However, the news wasn’t all bad for the 38 year-old Englishman because the second place finish at the BMW vaulted him into the No. 1 spot in the official world golf rankings.
Considering that four separate players have won three events each this year it seems odd that Rose is able to be ranked No.1.
Golf Talk Canada’s Mark Zecchino says that it’s not a knock against Rose because he is one of the best ball strikers in the world; but if Rose is No.1 then “the OWGR system is broke.”
Justin Rose is the new world No.1 but @ZeeManTSNGTC says, "How bad is the official world golf ranking system? It's not a shot on Rose but its certainly a shot on the system. Its broken; doesn't work & doesn't make sense." pic.twitter.com/sAUqNYNNf8
— GOLF TALK CANADA (@GolfTalkCanada) September 10, 2018
Bryson DeChambeau is ranked No.1 in the FedEx Cup standings heading into the Tour Championship at East Lake with Rose right behind him at No.2.