Justin Rose is in a tie for fifth after two rounds of the Indonesian Masters and on course to return to the top of the rankings. Rose needs a top-12 finish to move ahead of current number one Brooks Koepka.
The 38-year-old bogeyed two of the four holes he needed to complete his first round after bad light suspended play on Thursday but then fought back to finish on -8, six shots adrift of current pacesetter Poom Saksansin of Thailand.
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“For sure today it was a struggle early in my round,” Rose told Sky Sports. “It was a bit more windy today and tough to make birdies, and I wasn’t quite on my game.
“This is definitely a tough finish to the year, when everyone is starting to think about holiday time and put their feet up. But there is a lot on my mind this week, there is always something to play for.
“Sometimes you have to win to get to world No 1, but it is an easier equation here. My goal now is to play free golf at the weekend and chase the leader.”Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.