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ROSE: ‘I CAN STILL IMPROVE’

JUSTIN ROSE believes there is still room for improvement in his game

JUSTIN ROSE believes there is still room for improvement in his game despite admitting that he’s playing the best golf of his career. The Englishman’s successful defence of his Turkish Airlines Open title made it five wins in 15 months with an incredible 24 top tens in 31 events, while he also reached world No.1 not once, but twice in that span. He believes, though, that the best is yet to come. “As a collective body of work, there’s no doubt that I’m playing the best golf of my career,” he said. “Just the consistency of it. I think I average 68.9 something on the PGA Tour this year and that’s way lower than I’ve ever averaged before. “The fun thing is I still feel like there’s improvement to be had. I think the exciting part is that, at 38, I still feel like there is improvement to be achieved.”

That improvement, Rose says, will come  with better performances in the four majors, with the 2016 Olympic gold medal winner making his key goal in 2019 to add to his solitary major title, which came at the 2013  US Open.

“I want more majors for sure,” he added. “You’ve seen players like Phil and Padraig Harrington have had hot spells towards the end of their careers where they have amassed two or three really quickly. “If I was able to do that on the top of what  I’ve already achieved, it would make things really good, so I’m very much focusing on the majors.

“I think next year is going to be about majors and just overall recovery, maybe not playing too much and being as fresh as I can for those.”

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