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Rose three-jacks 18 to lose Barclays by a shot

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JERSEY CITY, N.J. – Adam Scott won the first major of the year, then nestled himself in the clubhouse at Liberty National with the lead at The Barclays.

Justin Rose won the year's second major and was prepared to do Scott one better late Sunday.

Rose, who, like Scott, was looking for his first victory since winning his first major, had a 25 foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole at Liberty National to win The Barclays outright. A simple two-putt would have pitted him against Scott in a playoff.


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Instead, Rose knocked the 25-footer past the hole 5 feet and missed that coming back, ultimately three-putting at 18 and finishing in a tie for second.

'You know, it was a putt, I pretty much knew where I stood in the tournament,' Rose said. 'I knew everything. I felt like it was a putt to make, a putt I could make.

'I think (the 5-footer) was a right-center putt and to be honest with you, I couldn't tell you if I pushed it. I didn't really feel like I pushed it, but it wandered off to the right.'

Despite the disheartening finish, Rose focused on the positive going forward and for the remainder of the playoffs.

'I really feel good about the way I built my game this week, and the playoffs are a long run,' he said. 'I knew during the four weeks, I was going to put myself in contention, and I think I feel really comfortable with where my game is at and that I can make a really good run at Atlanta.'

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