THE MASTERS 2014

  10 - 13 April

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The Masters: England's Justin Rose hopeful of first win at Augusta National

Last Updated: 10/04/13 5:03pm

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Justin Rose: Englishman hopeful of winning his first Masters

Justin Rose: Englishman hopeful of winning his first Masters

Justin Rose is hopeful he can improve on his fine record in the Masters with a maiden victory at Augusta this week.

The Englishman has either led or shared the lead in every round at the Masters except when it counts the most - after all 72 holes are completed.

His best finishes so far in the first major of the year are a share of fifth in 2007 and joint eighth 12 months ago.

"I've certainly had some great rounds of golf here, so I feel like it is a course that I can win on," said Rose.

The 32-year-old was one shot behind eventual winner Zach Johnson in 2007 on the 17th tee in the final round, only to run up a double-bogey six.

"I remember standing on the 17th tee having just birdied 16 and Tiger (Woods) hit a shot in on 16 close; just being involved in that tournament and just having a chance, I really felt like I was living my boyhood dreams," he added.

Comfortable

"I felt very calm, very comfortable actually, in that situation, and I just remember really, really enjoying it.

"I've certainly had some great rounds of golf here, so I feel like it is a course that I can win on."
Justin Rose

"I didn't hit a particularly bad tee shot on 17, as I remember it. It was up the right side of the fairway and it hit one of those trees and I don't know how it finished where it did, it sort of ricocheted 70 yards back down the 15th.

"I managed to sort of mess it up from there, but for the most part I remember that being a very positive experience."

Rose has recorded three top 10s in his last three starts in 2013 and is in confident mood.

"There's nothing I feel like I can't do out there. It's just a matter of doing it," he added.

"That's the hard part, just showing up and hoping that all aspects of your game fall into place on that one week."



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