Justin Rose dazzles in Dubai to pile pressure on Tommy Fleetwood

18 November 2017 | By | Add a Comment

 

What a perfect scenario we have in place here in the the desert is weekend

As two of England’s finest go in search of the coveted Order of Merit title

At this rate, the Race to Dubai might well come down to the final putt on Sunday.

JUSTIN ROSE struck an early blow in the Race to Dubai

by trouncing his playing partner Tommy Fleetwood   

as the two went head to head in the season-ending DP World Tour Championship.

World No.6 Rose shot a near flawless 66 in Dubai to finish one shot behind

first-round leader Patrick Reed, of the United States, and seven ahead of Fleetwood,

who started with a 256,738-point lead in the European Tour money list.

Rose, who ended the round joint second on six under with Australia’s Scott Hend,

knows he will win the race if he stays in second and above fellow Englishman Fleetwood.

It looks worse and feels worse,’ Fleetwood admitted after his 73.

Rose played flawless .Sergio Garcia                                               

is the only other contender but his round of 70 left him four adrift of Rose.

The Spaniard needs victory to stand any chance of overtaking the other two.

Rose was a distant tenth in the money list until back-to-back victories in China and Turkey golf.

I don’t know how long he’s going to keep doing this for but it’s doing my head in.
To do well I have to improve things myself. I can’t go out, play my round

and then go out and watch him and hope he doesn’t do very well.’
Rose, who holed out from a bunker on the 14th for an eagle in a back nine of 31,

said of winning the Race to Dubai: ‘This was not really on the radar a month ago.

That’s the perspective I have to keep — it’s an opportunity for me.

(It would) be easy to start to think about it as being in my hands but it’s still a bonus at this point.’

 

 

 

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