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Bird Hills Golf Centre - THE SUMMER SIZZLER OFFER - ONLY £31.00pp - see page 15 for more details Reflecting on a marvellous Masters: Justin Rose, Hampshire’s favourite golfing son, made us so proud as hasbuta most verygentlemanly rocky ride at Pebble Beach he played his role in oneJustin of the tightest showdowns in the history of the event

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WITHERS AND THEROSE WINNER IS. . . GOLF SPORTSMANSHIP Now it’s the Hall And it should have been NORTH Hants Golf Club in Fleet will have to find some more even space inlower, its Justin Rose Room to record the continuing says Rory

exploits of the county’s favourite golfing son. above, examined the Rory McIlroy,

RBC Canadian Open trophy closely Room will be found for mementoes of the and then apologised for not carding 2017 Masters to be placed alongside those aofbetter than 61. Rose’sfinal U.S. round Open triumph in 2013 and his Olympic Golf Gold. After reading the illustrious rollcall of names on the 110-year old But while Rose was pipped at Augusta by championship silverware Sergio Garcia, the inevitable (Tiger disappointment Woods, Leewas Trevino, Tommy Armour, for his fans counterbalanced by a Walter Arnold Palmer) which was displayHagen, of skill and sportsmanship a credit quipped: to both men, sport which McIlroy “I and hadtoa achance prides on sorry honesty fairness. tostill shoot 59itself - I’m forand being disappointed.” Yes, the final round between these two Ryder ACup birdie at was the bound 18th hole have titans to be would emotional. Rose was edging way towards a second given him ahis round of 59 but he Major, and Garcia was finding trying toasecure his first on bogeyed after greenside the very day which would have been bunker and sealed a seven-shot the 60th birthday of his hero, Seve Ballesteros. victory. Butthe the overriding spectators “By time I gotemotion to the for 14th tee I of the finalthinking round was the way these two wasn’t about winning the Europeans fought fight. about tournament. I wasthethinking shooting 59,” he said. In the final round, they were toe-to-toe rivals The Irishman trailed by five but Northern not opponents, supremely competitive yet gentlemanly, other’s shots going intoacknowledging the final twoeach rounds skills withon a knuckle-touch or a but a 64 Saturday, followed his apologetic 61 on Sunday saw him finish on 224 under par. • Turn to Page

It’s a funny old game. Justin Rose, Hampshire’s golfing pride and joy, carded a birdie at the first hole on the final day to take a share of the lead in the U.S. Open.

Chasing his second Major after six years, he found himself scrambling to keep up before a devastating five bogeys pushed him back into a tie for third. Pebble Beach became both a rock and a hard place. He has also had to part company with his long-time caddie (see Page 4). After seeing Rose fall away, American Gary Woodland held off the challenge of world number one Brooks Koepka to claim his own first Major at the 119th US

Open at Pebble Beach. Rose finished tied for third.

But Rose, 38, now world number four, insisted: “It doesn’t hurt. “You reflect and think ‘How can I get better?’ There’s no point in letting it hurt too much.

“It hurts if you lose at the death and you make a mistake. Like the way it happened for me today, “I’m more proud of the fact I even gave myself a chance.” And the event was a damp squib for the hordes of fans who were waiting for fresh impetus in Tiger Woods’ revival following his Masters triumph and 15th Major at Augusta. Turn to page 4

Well played, Masters mate: At the end and on the course, Rose and Garcia were sporting gentlemen

Congratulation and commiseration: Good pals Woodland and Rose in the final round

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