Rose has Wentworth ambitions

Justin Rose has targeted this weeks’ BMW PGA Championship, saying it is on his bucket list.

The Englishman will tee off at the Wentworth Club on Thursday, hoping to keep up his good form in the lead up to his defence of the US Open.

Rose enjoys a good record at Wentworth, finishing runner-up in 2007 and 2012. He would rank a win on Sunday right up there with his Major triumph at Merion last year.

“I call it a ‘bucket-list event’, obviously you’ve got the major and some other big tournaments but Wentworth’s right up there with the events that I really want to win at some point,” said the 33-year-old.

“I’ve been close here in the past and a couple second place finishes, to go one better is definitely something I would love to happen.”

Should Rose defend his title at the US Open at Pinehurst No. 2 course, he would become the first man to win consecutive US Opens in 25 years.

“I feel like I’m rounding into some nice form to be honest with you,” revealed the South African born golfer, who shared fourth place at the recent Players Championships.

“I’m trying to peak for a few weeks’ time. To put up a good defence of my title, I’ve been channelling Curtis Strange as the last guy to do it in ’88, ’89. It’s definitely possible.”