2013 British Open Player Profile: Can Justin Rose Win Second Straight Major?

By Phil Naegely

After making history and winning his first ever Major at the 2013 US OpenJustin Rose is eying his second straight major. Rose has played in 10 PGA events including the Masters and the Players Championship where he missed the cut. Rose is focused on winning the 2013 British Open, but history isn’t in Rose’s favor.

Rose finally found his first Major victory this season, so it would be surprising for him to find his second major win in two straight tournaments. It’s hard enough to win two major tournaments in a year let alone two Majors back-to-back.

Like with any major tournament, the field is stacked and the odds are definitely against Rose. Unlike in the 2013 US Open, I do not see Rose making a run on Sunday and seeing Phil Mickelson collapse again. Mickelson is only famous for finishing second at one tournament – the US Open. If Mickelson among the others in the field can ride their confidence into Sunday, Rose won’t in his second major tournament in two chances.

Rose is a great golf player, but the odds aren’t in his favor. It would be sweet to see Rose go win the Open Championship Sunday, but a miracle will have to happen. Rose will have a good chance of winning if he can get off to fast start Thursday and be well above the cut line. He has missed one major cut this season, and the same could happen this week if he gets off to a rough start.

Unless a miracle or a major collapse from another player happens this weekend, Rose will not win his second major and someone else will be celebrating Sunday at Murfield.



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