Rose: Call it a bucket list event

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Justin Rose is eager to impress at this weekend’s BMW PGA Championship, an event which is close to his heart.

Silverware has eluded the Englishman at the Wentworth tournament, where he has twice been a runner-up.

Rose has had a great year, finishing tied for second at the Masters and winning the Zurich Classic of New Orleans the following week.

“Obviously growing up so close to here, this tournament is even more special to me than it should be, being the Flagship Event of The European Tour,” revealed the world number six on europeantour.com.

“Come tomorrow [Thursday], there will be a lot of familiar faces in the crowd for me, and it always makes it very special.

“This would be very special for me to add this one – call it a bucket-list tournament. Outside of the Major Championships, I can’t think of a tournament I’d like to win more than this one.

“It’s obviously a huge event and given the local feel for me, and the inspiration I got coming to watch this tournament, from about the age of eight, I’ve been coming out here and watching the great players and being inspired to go back to my home course and practice.”

Betting pundits are picking Rose as second favourite behind world number one Rory McIlroy, who is in scintillating form of late.

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