In the British Masters, Justin Rose managed to secure four birdies during the latter half of the game, allowing him to maintain his lead after the tournament’s second round. The leaderboard for the second round of the British Masters shows Rose (Eng) and A. Rozner (Fra) at -6, followed closely by T. Olesen (Den), N. Moeller (Den), J. Gough (Eng), Y. Paul (Ger), J. Morrison (Eng), O. Wilson (Eng), A. Sullivan (Eng) at -5. Notably, E. Ferguson (Sco) and R. MacIntyre (Sco) stand at -4 while D. Law (Sco) is at -3.
After a challenging start, Justin Rose managed to rally, tying with Antoine Rozner with a score of six under par at the second round’s conclusion, held at the Belfry. Rose, an Englishman, hit four bogeys within his initial 10 holes, only to counterbalance this with four birdies, ending the day with a one-over-par 73, placing him in a strong position for potentially securing a second title at this event. The day commenced with Rose leading by one shot, following a first-round 65.
Rose, now 42, first clinched the British Masters title in 2002.
Speaking about his performance, Rose noted, “It felt like a challenging day. The start was a bit peculiar as my shots didn’t seem off yet I ended up three-putting the first hole. The hole appeared somewhat smaller somehow. Despite the hardships, I’m pleased with finishing at minus six after initially being four over par. Despite a few mistakes and some challenges, I’m in a good spot after 36 holes.”
Rose and French golfer Rozner lead by a single shot against a group of seven players, including the defending champion Thorbjorn Olesen and English players Andy Sullivan, John Gough, James Morrison, and Oliver Wilson.
37-year-old Sullivan, from Nuneaton, narrowly avoided a penalty for strong language during his impressive 68 score, putting him in a strong position for his fifth DP World Tour title. Sullivan commented, “I played really well today. I had a miss on the 11th which was frustrating, but luckily there were no cameras present. After that, I really got into my stride. It’s always an energy boost to have a local crowd cheering you on.”
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about British Masters
Who currently holds the lead in the British Masters?
Justin Rose and Antoine Rozner are currently tied for the lead in the British Masters.
What was Justin Rose’s performance in the second round of the British Masters?
Despite a challenging start with four bogeys in the first 10 holes, Justin Rose managed to recover with four birdies, securing a one-over-par 73. This performance allowed him to maintain his lead in the tournament.
Who is in contention for the British Masters title?
Alongside Justin Rose and Antoine Rozner, who currently lead, seven players including defending champion Thorbjorn Olesen and English players Andy Sullivan, John Gough, James Morrison, and Oliver Wilson are also in contention.
How did Andy Sullivan perform in the second round of the British Masters?
Andy Sullivan played impressively, scoring 68, and is now in contention for his fifth DP World Tour title. He also narrowly avoided a penalty for strong language during the game.
When did Justin Rose first win the British Masters?
Justin Rose first won the British Masters in 2002.