GAINESVILLE, Va. (AP) Most of the world's top players are skipping the Quicken Loans National. Justin Rose wouldn't miss it - even if he weren't the defending champion.
Rose won the event in 2010 at Aronimink and last year at Congressional. This year, the Quicken Loans National moves to Robert Trent Jones Golf Club, a course he's never seen. Given its place on the crowded PGA Tour schedule, a week off might be tempting - but not for Rose.
He says it is one of his favorite tournaments, and is one that gives him a good opportunity to win.
Rose is the world's seventh-ranked player. No. 8 Rickie Fowler is also in the field, which features just three others from the world's top 50.