Justin Rose

A frustrating day at the office

Justin Rose

Today was the third consecutive day that we have got off to a slow start. Unfortunately it proved costly and we find ourselves eight shots back.

Although we stuck at it because we started the day four behind, there wasn't a lot of room for error.

We could only shoot four under in the betterball format which included two bogies which really hurts you.

Our strategy of giving ourselves two birdie putts as many times as possible didn't work out. We simply didn't play well enough and put each other under too much pressure.

The other obstacle that I faced was that I've picked up a cold which although I do not want to use as an excuse, it still energy sapping out there.

On a brighter note I managed to hole a bunker shot on the last hole which was ironic as Ian did most of the hard work today and I stole the glory when we came to the packed grandstand on 18!

Hopefully that will be the start of an amazing run of golf. Although it is unlikely we can now win, pride is always a good motivator and we'll be doing our best to finish with a flourish.

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