Power seven adrift of Rose who can jump on Ryder Cup radar

Ronan MacNamara

Justin Rose (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Seamus Power is seven shots adrift of Justin Rose as the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am enters a Monday finish.

Power is in a share of 21st place on eight-under-par through eight holes of his final round while Rose holds a two shot advantage over Peter Malnati, Denny McCarthy and Brendon Todd on fifteen-under.

Rose, a 2013 US Open champion is three-under through nine of his final round.


“Yeah, I mean, obviously it’s one of those places that you just come to and you feel inspired and you look around and you’re like, wow, what an amazing place to be,” said the Englishman. “There’s a little bit of gratitude in just sort of — you know, the fact that you’re actually enjoying being here I think always lends itself to playing well, and that’s not unique to me.

“Strategically I think this golf course has a lot to it. There’s a lot of angles, a lot of strategy. The greens are quite steep in certain areas. I think I read sloping putts pretty well. It’s probably a strength of mine. So I think some of those things stack up to why I’ve been able to do well here.

“Of course, yeah, to tap in on Monday I guess but thinking it was Sunday normally, but to win with that view there on 18 at Pebble of course it’s iconic.”

Rose, a former world number one has been trending in the right direction this off season with finishes of 9th, 29th, 26th and 18th as he searches for his first tour win since 2019.

“I mean, listen, I didn’t really come in here thinking, okay, this is horses for courses, this is my place. There’s a lot of dynamics at play this week. You have your amateur partners. You have three courses. Obviously you have weather, which we have seen this week.

“There’s a lot of things to not get ahead of yourself, do you know what I mean, that happened this week. But I came into this tournament enjoying it for what it is. I think it’s a very special event on the PGA TOUR. I think if come into it with the right mindset and enjoying your amateurs, enjoying the — the greens aren’t perfect, pace of play is pretty slow, but if those things are going to frustrated you, then you shouldn’t be here in the first place.”

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