World number two Luke Donald and Justin Rose, who recently won the World Golf Championship: Cadillac Championships at Doral, Miami in the United States of America have been named as the bookies’ favorites for the Transitions Championships, when the two Englishman take to the course against the likes of Webb Simpson, Jim Furyk and others.
Rose, who is still bustling after his first elite title win at the Doral is looking to fine tune his play ahead of the Masters at the Augusta National Golf Club in the first week of April.
Speaking to the media ahead of the tee off at Innisbrook, Rose stated that it was his childhood dream to become the world number one and to win a Masters title and having won the World Golf Championship: Cadillac Championships just last week, he is high on confidence at the moment. Justin Rose stated that his win at Doral gave him some much needed momentum ahead of the Masters and he is looking forward to continuing it with a win at the Transitions Championships, a US PGA Tour event.
The victory at Doral, Miami was Rose’s fourth victory in the United States of America in the past 22 months and having finished inside the top 25 in each f his last five starts at the Transitions Championships in Innisbrook, he is looking forward to playing well and securing the title. He also stated that it gives him immense pleasure to rise up to the top ten in such a short time once again and the only way to go is forward.
But Justin Rose is still aware of the threats posed by fellow Englishman Luke Donald, Webb Simpson, who was the runner up last year and others but he is not going to let that dampen his confidence one bit.