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June 23 2013

9:26 PM

Tired Rose fades down the stretch

Justin Rose bogeyed two of his final five holes to finish T13 at the Travelers Championship.
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By Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM

CROMWELL, Conn. -- Justin Rose got to within a stroke of the lead Sunday at the Travelers Championship, then he hit the wall.

Rose missed a 5-foot putt for par on the ninth hole and went on to make two more bogeys in his round before finishing with a 71 to tie for 13th.

"I frittered it away a little bit towards the end," Rose said. "I was just a little clumsy today when I needed to be sharp. Getting to 9 under and having a chance and not being able to kind of finish it out cleanly, I think that probably shows more fatigue than anything"

Having the U.S. Open trophy for the next 51 weeks should help him sleep well.

Rose's week began with a whirlwind media tour around New York City with stops at the Today Show and Letterman, among others.

It concluded with Rose boarding a plane to AT&T National, where he'll play for the third straight week before some much needed rest.

"I'm really looking for those two weeks to rebuild my energy," Rose said.

What about the possibility of winning both the U.S. Open and the British Open?

"That would be great," Rose said. "Obviously I think I did such a good job preparing mentally and physically for the U. S. Open that it's going to be tough for me -- that's my goal basically for the next few weeks is to make sure I'm sharp and ready for Muirfield."

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