Golf-Rose eyes Ryder Cup return after first PGA Tour win in 4 years


(Reuters) – Britain’s Justin Rose has set his sights on making a push for Europe’s Ryder Cup crew for this yr’s occasion in Rome after he ended a four-year watch for a PGA Tour victory by profitable the weather-delayed Pebble Seashore Professional-Am in California on Monday.

Former world primary and 2013 U.S. Open champion Rose, 42, carded a final-round 66 to finish the week on 18 below par, recording a three-shot victory after the ultimate spherical was suspended on Sunday due to darkness.

Rose completed forward of People Brendon Todd and Brandon Wu to carry his first trophy for the reason that Farmers Insurance coverage Open in 2019 and eleventh on the PGA Tour.

Rose, who has a 13-8-2 file in opposition to america within the Ryder Cup, missed out on choice for Europe’s crew in 2021 after they had been thrashed 19-9 at Whistling Straits and stated he hopes to be a part of Luke Donald’s line-up for the Sept. 25-Oct 1 match.

“I have never even entertained what the Ryder Cup seems like for me, apart from I need to be there,” Rose stated.

“What was actually essential to me was getting off to an excellent begin on the PGA Tour so I wasn’t below stress later within the season, so I might flip my attentions to the Ryder Cup and the European Tour.

“A win does offer you loads of perception. We all the time know we will do it, however typically you have to see the proof.”

Rose stated it was a “large aid” to safe qualification for this yr’s Masters at Augusta Nationwide in April, for which he had not but been eligible after plummeting to world quantity 84 earlier this yr and getting into final week at 71.

“Augusta’s undoubtedly been an enormous a part of being on my thoughts. I assumed the easy method to method it was attempt to play my manner into the highest 50 on the planet,” stated Rose, whose victory moved him as much as 35.

“An unimaginable week from begin to end with a lot occurring in my favour.”

(Reporting by Hritika Sharma in Bengaluru)