But he was thrilled after becoming the 22nd man to hold the top spot since rankings began in 1986. The victor of the tournament, which is the penultimate event in the FedEx Cup playoffs, takes home a $1.62 million paycheck.
Woods took away any suspense of getting back to the Tour Championship for the first time since 2013.
Rose got a lucky break in the playoff when his approach shot landed in a skybox but ricocheted back toward the hole and stopped just off the green.
That will leave him one short of the minimum number of events he was required to compete in over the course of the season under regulations imposed by the PGA Tour two years ago. "I kind of fell of the radar there for a little while".
"I was in control of my own destiny and didn't have it this week", said United States Ryder Cup team member Spieth.
Rose is the fourth Englishman to... The others are Tiger Woods, Ernie Els, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Rory McIlroy, Singh, Kaymer and Johnson.
"When you talk about your career, those are the three highlights (winning a Major, playing in the Ryder Cup and being World No.1)".
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"To have a chance to win again this year, it s a very positive feeling". "I came out today, I just felt great".
"To say that I made it back to the Tour Championship after what I've been through is a pretty good accomplishment", Woods said. He finished the tournament at -17, not good enough to win, but more than good enough to keep himself in the FedEx Cup conversation.
Spieth failed to qualify for the season-ending Tour Championship next week after finishing tied for 55th at the BMW Championship and slipping from 27th to 31st in the FedExCup standings. Spieth is the first player to violate the policy, which began past year.
Jordan Spieth is likely to be fined $20,000 for failing to play the minimum 25 tour events after failing to reach the Tour Championship.
Last year, Spieth met the 1 in 4 rule and played 24 times.
"The putt I hit to, I thought, win the tournament was probably as good a putt as I have ever hit to try and win a tournament and to see that spin out was unfortunate", added Rose, who carded a three-under 67 on his final round.
Rose bogeyed the par-four 18th to hand the 32-year-old American his fourth PGA Tour win.