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Justin Rose says he can win The Open crown this week regardless of a mediocre document.
CARNOUSTIE (AFP) – Justin Rose says he can repel the host of younger Individuals who maintain all the main golf titles and declare The Open crown this week regardless of a mediocre document.
The 37-year-outdated Englishman — whose greatest end in his house main stays his astonishing fourth in 1998 when nonetheless an newbie — is in tremendous fettle heading into Thursday s opening spherical at Carnoustie.
He tied for ninth at final weekend s Scottish Open, which was his 17th prime 10 end — together with 4 wins — for the reason that US PGA Championship final August.
Thus the reigning Olympic champion — whose solely main to date is the 2013 US Open however got here frustratingly shut to clinching the 2017 Masters just for Sergio Garcia to beat him in a play-off — is in an ebullient temper about his probabilities of holding aloft the Claret Jug come Sunday.
“Sure!,” he replied at a press convention about profitable the title.
“I like this golf course, it’s a honest one.
“I don t see it as a lot more durable than Turnberry or Muirfield. I see all of them as honest venues. There are hazards you want to keep away from and also you want to hit high quality pictures.”
Rose, ranked three on the earth, says that though his previous showings counsel he doesn’t play hyperlinks programs properly, it doesn’t inform the entire story.
“I’m comfy with how dangerous my document is right here however I feel I’ve created some higher possibilities than my document suggests,” stated Rose, whose two appearances at Carnoustie noticed him miss the lower in 1999 and tie for 12th in 2007.
“I do know I can play on hyperlinks programs.”
Rose, whose greatest Open end since 1998 is joint sixth in 2015, says endurance will favour the courageous on the course quite than outright aggression in attacking the solar-baked fairways.
“It is going to favour a affected person participant,” stated Rose.
“Even for those who play aggressively you can be up and down all week, issues will go towards you.
“Accepting that’s the secret. That s the wonder.”
Rose is among the few Europeans who’re realistically seen as being able to stopping the 20-something technology of Individuals — not to mention the older Dustin Johnson and the returning legend Tiger Woods — taking their sixth main in succession.
Jordan Spieth, 24, is defending his title, 27-year-outdated Patrick Reed is The Masters champion and Brooks Koepka, 28, defended his US Open crown final month.
Except for defying them Rose additionally desires The Open title for the easy motive he’s targetting changing into world primary and desires to obtain that by profitable large tournaments.
“When it comes to getting to world primary, I’ve all the time stated I would like to get there by profitable tournaments,” stated Rose.
“That retains my aim quite simple and I would like to win The Open.”