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The Tour Report

September 1 2013

4:46 PM

Rose finally makes a par

NORTON, Mass. -- A day after a bogey-free 9-under 63 at TPC Boston, Justin Rose plummeted down the leaderboard in the third round of the Deutsche Bank Championship.

The U.S. Open winner made five bogeys and three birdies over his first eight holes before two-putting for his first par of the day on No. 9 (click here for his scorecard).

Rose's troubles began on the first hole, where he three-putted from 50 feet.

It went from bad to worse on No. 2, where Rose nearly hit his approach into the water and again three-putted from 50 feet after a poor chip.

He bounced back with birdies on each of the next two holes, sticking his tee shot to 3 feet on the par-3 third and getting up-and-down after nearly driving the short par-4 fourth.

The momentum wouldn't last long.

Rose got in trouble off the tee on Nos. 5 and 6 and he bogeyed both before knocking in a birdie from 45 feet from just off the eighth green.

At the par-4 ninth, Rose hit his approach to just inside 12 feet and two-putted, finally making his first par.

Rose, who began the day in a tie for sixth and four shots back, is now in a tie for 36th nine off the current lead of Jason Dufner.