Quicken Loans National had toughest final round of the season
Congressional Country Club was a monster on Sunday, even harder than the wicked US Open.
I'm still not totally sure Justin Rose won the Quicken Loans National on Sunday. I know he had the lowest score but I think Congressional Country Club actually won the tournament.
After Rory McIlroy posted that 1 million under score at the 2011 US Open and Bill Haas nearly did the same at this course in 2013, the groundscrew at Congressional looked like it was out for revenge this season.
On Sunday there were six rounds under par and only three in the 60s, led by Andres Romero's 68. The average score was 2.72 strokes over par including 54-hole leader Patrick Reed's 77.
That 2.72 number makes it the toughest final round on tour all season. Here's how it compared to the US Open which has had the second-hardest final round this season.
2013-14 final rounds
Quicken Loans National: 2.72 strokes over par
US Open: 2.40 strokes over par
On Saturday Justin Rose gave this little piece of foreshadowing as he headed to the final round three back of the lead.
"Obviously I'd be a fan of them letting them go a little bit and making this a tough tournament and sort of having another US Open I feel like," he said. "That would be my wish right now."
He got his wish. And he got his win.
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