McGinley: Expect more from Rose

Former Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley reckons Justin Rose will continue to impress following his recent run of good form.

The Englishman followed up a tied-second finish at Augusta with victory at last week’s Zurich Classic of New Orleans, lifting him back up to sixth in the world rankings.

And McGinley expects big things from his former Ryder Cup charge in the months ahead.

“I think it’s going to be a strong year,” McGinley told Sky Sports News HQ. “He played very well in the Masters having showed no form early in the year and has followed that up now with a win.

“Justin’s the kind of the guy that gets in to a bit of a routine and once he gets his swing in sync, which he seems to have done, he’s a guy that’s almost a robotic golfer.

“He’s much better than that, but it is able to churn it out week after week with great consistency.”

McGinley also weighed in Rory McIlroy’s current form, and said he wouldn’t be surprised if the Northern Irishman bounces back at this week’s WGC-Cadillac Championship Match Play Championship.

“Rory’s always going to be a factor; he loves Match Play,” McGinley added. “He’s got great a record in Match Play and is world No 1, but at the same time everybody’s gunning for him and everybody will be looking to take his scalp.

“I’m looking forward to it. There’s something cut and thrust about the 18 hole matches.”