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Rose birdied the 18th to win the FedEx Cup.

Justin Rose’s wife and children share joy after hearing golfer had won $10m after FedEx Cup win

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Although the British golf star lost out to Tiger Woods on the Tour Championship, Justin Rose took the FedEx Cup with a birdie on the last hole.

Although Rose has lost his No.1 status, he became the first Englishman to win the FedEx Cup.

More importantly, perhaps, for his family was the $10m (£7.6m) prize that accompanies the trophy.

His wife Kate Phillips, who had an enormous smile on her face in the background of Rose’s interview, could not contain her joy upon the mention of the prize.

The trophy determines who is the season-long PGA Tour champion.

Speaking after the event, Rose joked to Sky Sports that he won't be the most popular guy after beating Woods to the cup.

Woods has grabbed the limelight due to his astounding resurgence to the summit of golf.

The American's recovery has caused a shockwave throughout the game, with NBC reporting that they had their highest-rated Saturday golf broadcast for a dozen years.

He said: "I guess it all boiled down to the 18th and I had the swing of the week off the tee there.

"I had a jumpy 7-iron lie and it caught a break, killed it in the top of the bunker and bobbled on to the green. I was waiting for a break all day and to get it on the last was great timing.

"I felt more pressure as I was throwing it away, but when I got back to knowing what I had to do I clicked into gear in the nick of time.

"We're all delighted for Tiger, this is crazy scenes and I'm sure I'm not the most popular guy for making birdie on the last but hey, he's got enough money."

Woods may be grabbing the headlines with his resurgence, but Rose can rest assured that his wife and family are happy after his FedEx Cup victory.

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PGA Championships
Ryder Cup
Tiger Woods
PGA Tour
Justin Rose
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