Rose has to Endure Two Separate Thorny Incidents

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HARRISON, N.Y. -- Justin Rose got a second chance at the Memorial last weekend after he left the course too soon, and wound up winning more than $100,000.
 
He wasn't as lucky Monday in a U.S. Open qualifier.
 
Rose, disqualified from the Memorial on Friday and reinstated Saturday, missed a long-shot chance for a U.S. Open spot Monday when he left before a playoff for the 21st and final position available in the Columbus, Ohio, qualifier.
 
'It's been a bizarre couple of days. Bizarre,' Rose said Tuesday on the driving range at Westchester Country Club as he prepared for the Barclays Classic.
 
Rose figured he didn't have a chance to qualify after shooting a pair of 70s to finish at 4 under, but that turned out to good enough to get him into a 14-man playoff for one spot next week at Winged Foot.
 
Except, the 25-year-old English player was already on his way to New York.
 
'It's a call I made,' Rose said. 'I made a decision based on all the information I had. I'm very surprised that 4 under was the number. I honestly figured that it would be 6 under. I bogeyed 18 as well, so that really makes me sick.
 
'I'm stunned. It was a tricky situation, with the travel here and the scoreboard was hard to understand.'
 
Kirk Triplett also left too early, leaving 12 players -- including St. Jude Classic winner Jeff Maggert -- in the playoff that Duffy Waldorf won with a 5-foot birdie putt on the first hole.
 
In the Memorial, Rose and Ryan Moore were disqualified Friday night for leaving the course early, then allowed back into the tournament when PGA Tour officials agreed they were given bad information. A walking scorer told them the second round had been suspended because of darkness when it had not.
 
Rose then closed with rounds of 67 and 71 to tie for 14th and earn $100,625.
 
'Talk about two learning curves,' Rose said.
 
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