Justin Rose (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)"I would love to have got there by winning..."
He was tied with Xander Schauffele on the 18th hole of the third round Saturday when Schauffele's 8-foot par putt rimmed around the high side of the cup, giving him a bogey and Rose the lead.
Despite finishing second, Rose ascended to No. 1 in the World Golf Rankings, becoming the 22nd player to hold the position since it was introduced in 1986 and the fourth player from England to claim that perch, joining Sir Nick Faldo, Lee Westwood and Luke Donald.
How exactly do you process missing a short par putt for victory at a major FedEx Cup event and going on to lose to Keegan Bradley in a play-off, but still being crowned the new World No 1 for the first time in your career?
Still to be determined was whether another shot is hit - or enough of them.
"In the moment, we're all about trying to win a golf tournament", Rose said.
The forecast was for light, scattered showers Monday morning, with thunderstorms developing in the afternoon.
The plan for Monday is to tee off at 7:30 a.m. ET in threesomes off both tees, with the last group going off at 9:20 a.m.
Under tour rules, half the field must complete the final round by Monday for an event to extend into Tuesday.
The American shares 27th after 54 holes and is projected to fall from 27th to 31st in the points standings, one place shy of Atlanta. He'd like another crack at Rose.
His joint sixth-place finish at Aronimink moved him to 20th in the FedExCup Playoffs standings, and comes just days after he was named as a wildcard pick by US Ryder Cup team captain Jim Furyk. Otherwise, all signs point to Finau, who was six shots out of the lead.
Five-time BMW championship victor Tiger Woods mounted another vintage charge, but a late back-nine stumble has been the story of his comeback season from spinal fusion surgery. The race at the top is incredibly tight and could certainly be affected by what happens at the Tour Championship in two weeks.
Spieth now faces potential sanctions from the PGA Tour for failing to play 25 events in the 2017-18 season. He fell out of the top 30 and will miss the Tour Championship for the first time. It was the third unplanned Monday finish on the PGA Tour this season. Spieth is the first player to violate the policy, which began previous year.
"To make the Ryder Cup team and get back to East Lake, that was a pretty big goal at the beginning of the year, and to be able to accomplish that is something I'm very proud of".
It all starts with the weather.