Justin Rose keeps bid for world No 1 crown on track after scoring amazing eagle two at the Players Championship

JUSTIN ROSE conjured up a magical shot to stop his hopes of turning into world No1 from vanishing.

Rose must win The Players Championship to provide himself an opportunity of ending Dustin Johnson’s 15-month reign at the prime of the world rankings.

 Justin Rose is ready to fight for the world No 1 spot at the Players

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Justin Rose is able to struggle for the world No 1 spot at the Players

However the English ace, 37, was alarmed to see Johnson — who has by no means managed a prime ten at Sawgrass in 9 makes an attempt — cost up the leaderboard.

Johnson completed with a six- beneath-par sixty six, however Rose stayed in contact by capturing a sixty eight that was highlighted by a shocking eagle at the 308-yard twelfth.

In contrast to most of the subject, the world No 5 spurned the probability of pulling out the massive stick at the driveable par 4.

He most popular to rely on his precision with a wedge, and it paid off when he holed his second shot from ninety eight yards.

Nice yardage Fooch! #EagleTime

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 Justin Rose has never held top spot in the world rankings before

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Justin Rose has by no means held prime spot in the world rankings earlier than

Rose stated: “The twelfth is a enjoyable danger-reward gap, and usually for those who make eagle there you assume it’s going to be since you had a crack at the inexperienced. However I appreciated the place the pin was for the wedge shot.

“I knew that I might put the wedge in there just a bit bit to the proper of the pin and let it spin down for a simple birdie putt.

“Because it occurred I hit my second shot straight at it and it took one bounce, checked and went in. That was a pleasant little bonus.

“I wanted it, as a result of I discovered myself fascinated with the risk of turning into world No 1 on the market — at least till I noticed Dustin’s identify on the leaderboard going from 4 to 5 after which to 6 beneath!

“I assumed I’d higher play nicely to not go miles behind him. It’s very important to stay in contact when he places collectively a spherical like that.”

 Dustin Johnson is ready to put the stop of anyone taking his world No 1 spot

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Dustin Johnson is able to put the cease of anybody taking his world No 1 spot

Rose loved being a part of an all-English trio, alongside previous pal Ian Poulter and final yr’s European No 1 Tommy Fleetwood, who shot 70 and sixty nine respectively.

Poulter stated: “It will be unimaginable to see Justin as world No 1. He’s received the recreation to do it.”

Two of the different males with an opportunity to dethrone Johnson — Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth — fluffed their strains.

World No four Spieth put the ball in the drink 3 times in his first seven holes as he slumped to a 3-over-par seventy five.

Thomas, second in the rankings, had 4 bogeys and a double in a topsy-turvy seventy three. The third member of the group, Rory McIlroy, opened with a seventy one.

In the meantime, Tiger Woods made an enormous bogey on the final after holing a 15ft putt for a 5 to shoot degree par.

JUSTIN ROSE conjured up a magical shot to stop his hopes of turning into world No1 from vanishing.