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“I saw Ben Hogan’s name twice,” Rose said. “It sort of says a lot. … I’m proud to be a part of that.”
As Rose was given the winners trophy on Sunday evening he was in awe of who he saw on that list. Hogan still has a strong presence at Colonial but Rose won in a truly Hogan-esque fashion. His ball striking was amazing hitting 57 out of 72 greens in regulation. 62.5% of his birdie putts were under 20 feet or less and it was one of his best ball striking performances in his career. Rose won the tournament by 3 over Brooks Koepka after shooting 20 under with rounds of 66-64-66-64.
“The way I won I think is very fitting for a place that’s called Hogan’s Alley,” Rose said. “I couldn’t have dreamt a better way really.
“If I begin to look at the courses I’ve won at, this definitely strengthens that group even more. I’m very happy my game has turned up and I’ve been inspired by some of these great venues.”
"To win on a golf course like Colonial I couldn't be more proud."
The performance from Rose couldn't be better timing as the U.S Open at Shinnecock Hills is in a few weeks time.
"I'd love to be more comfortable on the greens, wouldn't we all," Rose said. "But I feel like I've still got upside. When I look at my game I still feel like, this week was a big step in the right direction. Taking the range game to the golf course, there's always a bit of a lag effect. You see your progress on the range long before you see it on the golf course, and this week it came for me, but there's still more work to be done."