Justin Rose

  • Masters reflections

    RTR30DH9The Masters is my favourite tournament to play all year!

    It is a course you never tire of playing as you always feel you are learning something new. That is why experience tends to play a big role in the outcome of the event.

    I feel that over the years I have developed a pretty good strategy at Augusta National. I feel that showed up in my scores this year.

    I managed to shoot four rounds at par or better and considering the first two rounds I didn't have my best game with me that was very acceptable.

    I did manage to get it going over the weekend and if it wasn't for a poor finish to Saturday's

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  • WGC win opens many doors

    Justin Rose

    It was a huge thrill to win my first World Golf Championship event and continue the trend of winning bigger and bigger tournaments.

    I knew I was going into the week playing well and I had some valuable experience under my belt from being in contention the previous week at the Honda Classic.

    It was great to play well on Friday where I shot 64 and jumped into contention. My playing partner Bubba Watson also went low, shooting a 62. We were a combined -18 on the day which was pretty special.

    The weekend was interesting and a little different to my last couple of wins. Although I was right in

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  • Positive start to the year

    Hitting on the fourth hole fairway at Torrey PinesAs I fly from the Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego back home to Orlando and reflect on my week, I have mixed emotions.

    Firstly, I'm really disappointed to have gotten sick. I had stomach flu from Wednesday evening for the remainder of the tournament which, after an off-season of working out and aiming to be healthy and raring to go, was frustrating.

    But on the other hand, being under the weather forced me to stay patient, play one shot at a time and stay mentally tough to get the most out of the week. These foundations will pay off in the weeks to come.

    It was an enjoyable week on other

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  • We finally flew the flag for England

    Well, I think that is
    what you call redeeming yourself
    ! Ian and I finally got our mojo going! I think
    it was because we dressed like the St Georges flag in all white with a red belt
    and red hat! That inspired us.

    It was great to feel the excitement of making a run and getting our name on the
    leaderboard. We knew there was a low score to be had and it is very rewarding
    to do it on a Sunday when it really mattered.

    For the first time all week, we managed to get off to a good start being 4
    under par through 6 holes. Ian brought up a stat that we had played the front 9
    in 12 more shots than the

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  • A frustrating day at the office

    Today was the third consecutive day that we have got off to a slow start. Unfortunately it proved costly and we find ourselves eight shots back.

    Although we stuck at it because we started the day four behind, there wasn't a lot of room for error.

    We could only shoot four under in the betterball format which included two bogies which really hurts you.

    Our strategy of giving ourselves two birdie putts as many times as possible didn't work out. We simply didn't play well enough and put each other under too much pressure.

    The other obstacle that I faced was that I've picked up a cold which

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  • Fighting back on opening day of World Cup

    Today was not the lightning fast start we had hoped for, shooting -6 in the betterball format and being five shots behind the leaders Australia.

    But we did hang in there - and made four birdies in the last six holes to tuck us in the chasing pack.

    The course played quite tough today with a 20mph wind blowing which made club selection difficult. I hope it stays that way for the week because I feel that Ian and I are good wind players and after four rounds I believe we'll work our way into position.

    Coming into the week we knew that foursomes was probably our strength so we are looking forward

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  • The weather can help me win

    Yahoo!-Eurosport golf ambassador Justin Rose is giving us the exclusive benefit of his insight from The Open at Royal St George's.

    And on a tough day at the Kent course which saw many of the game's top stars struggle to cope, Justin explains that he needs to sharpen his chipping and putting if he's to have any chance at the weekend.

    The Englishman is staying confident, though: he still believes that the poor weather forecast for the weekend could end up helping him, and that a good  round in tough conditions could see him soar up the leaderboard.

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  • How I coped with final day nerves

    To win a FedEx Cup play-off event, with all the benefits that go with, must rank as probably the most significant victory of my career.

    I'm not sure if it is the most special victory I've had, because my first win on the PGA Tour at the Memorial tournament hosted by Jack Nicklaus will always be very special, but it is definitely up there.

    I knew I was going into the final round with a four shot lead, but even so, I slept pretty well on Saturday night.

    My wife and I watched the movie Larry Crowne at the hotel and I was asleep by 10.30.

    I woke up a little earlier than usual at around 6.15am. My

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  • Unheralded names provided great drama

    So the final Major of the year is in the books and I thought it was an incredibly exciting final Sunday.

    The usual names might now have been there down the stretch but the drama was certainly was.

    Jason Dufner was in control coming down the closing few holes and he made it look so easy for 68 holes that I was beginning to think he didn't have a pulse!

    However, Keegan Bradley did incredibly well to bounce back from that triple bogey on 15. He showed so much belief and determination. He looked like he was just playing for the thrill of it and loving the challenge.

    I liked his intensity out

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  • The smart money is on Stricker

    A major is never in the bag for anyone, and
    especially for guys who may not be used to the atmosphere on a Sunday at a
    major.

    For that reason, I think the smart money would be on
    Steve Stricker to win the US PGA Championship.

    Stricker will remain composed and probably make a couple of long
    putts. He will certainly be there or there abouts.

    His advantage will be
    playing ahead of the leaders, either taking advantage of the birdie holes, or
    getting through unscathed on the tough finishing stretch.

    If Stricker shoots
    under par, he'll have a great chance.

    Luke Donald and Lee Westwood forced

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