Sunshine Tour

Rose 'at home' in Sun City

2013-12-03 21:48
Justin Rose (Getty Images)

“South Africa’s very close to my heart, not only because I was born here, but also because I have a lot of family here,” said Rose who was born in Johannesburg.

“My brother lives in Jo’burg and my mom lives down in George.”

And while he may have the crowd-pulling power of the likes of Ernie Els to deal with, as well as the presence of the likes of fellow major champions Charl Schwartzel and Louis Oosthuizen, he is relishing the chance to tee it up for the local fans.

“I’ve had two weeks off back home and haven’t been able to practice, so I’m knocking off a bit of rust,” he said.

“We’ll see how this week goes and I’m just going to take it slow and steady, trying to play my way into a bit of form this week.

"But my game is never far away and I’ve been playing consistently for the whole year.


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