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Justin Rose And Daniel Chopra

by Tano24 (U12856014) 30 October 2008
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Justin Rose hoped to make a successful defence of the Volvo Masters this week. Instead, he shot 80 and is last after day one.

Daniel Chopra also wanted to make a valiant effort to record back to back victories at the Ginn sur Mer Classic. He recorded a nine over-par round of 81 and is now tied at the bottom of the leaderboard.

I know both players aren't on fire recently but who would have predicted that?

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posted Oct 31, 2008

I think I was more surprised that Rose won last year than him amassing 80 this year.

I can't quite explain why, but I'm just sure that he's got what it takes.



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posted Oct 31, 2008

Rose is having a nightmare, +9 today +18 overall and last by some distance.

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posted Oct 31, 2008

You never know.....he is only 24 shots behind the leader after 13 holes [Fri]
No cut so it could be a new tour record for 72 holes.
Maybe he will retire with Sandy finger.

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posted Oct 31, 2008

It comes down to belief and frankly he seems to have none at the moment erm

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comment by Scott (U1061680)

posted Oct 31, 2008

I think he got a little carried away with his own hype last year and his form has not been there. His main goal this year was to play in the Ryder Cup and he almost through that away in the end.

I think he is the most natural golfer out there and I'm a big fan, he has the best swing of all the pro's and that includes Mr Woods but this year he's "thought" about it too much and his form has suffered. Last year he just turned up and played and usually got in the top 10.

Although a horrid year it's not been a disaster, he'll keep his card in America and of course he's exempt in Europe for winning the order of merit, but he's in the top 100 anyway.

Will be interesting to see his tactics for next year, as that is when it will count. If he's in the same position this time next year then he will be in trouble, he'll be out the world top 50 and then big tournaments become difficult to get into.

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posted Oct 31, 2008

Interesting. His form seems to vary enormously. Most pros get into a good spell of form for a while, and then maybe cool off for a few months. Rose seems to go from utterly hopeless to brilliant and back to terrible in a week.

He's still young, he's got time, but it seems to me there's something missing.

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posted Oct 31, 2008

Rose: Horribly inconsistent and I was looking for reasons why he shouldn't be in the Ryder Cup, but then he played very very well, a European success. But now back to inconsistency.

My view has been that his schedule is all over the place. If he needs a rest for physical reasons, he should start now, literally. And return to one Tour or the other until his form is back - preferably (and I wouldn't normally say this) in the US because he needs to be here for the WGC events, and there is arguably more consistency in course conditions in late winter/early spring. Last year he took too much time off and then struggled to get going.

As for Chopra, he lives and crumbles by the driver; they say he's changing his swing but if he's playing from the rough - chipping over 40% of the time and plum last in greens hit Thursday - he can't be successful unless he putts absolutely lights out.

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comment by Bourne (U3020163)

posted Oct 31, 2008

Real sad news about Justin's grandfather passing away, hope he gets through this okay. It's been a tough year and this is a horrible way to end it. Thoughts with Justin and family rose

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posted Oct 31, 2008

Yes my thoughts are with Justin at this moemnt rose

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