‘It’s been special’: Justin Rose aiming to follow in Tiger Woods’ footsteps and retain WGC-HSBC Champions title after 2017 win sparked amazing run
- Justin Rose will look to achieve a feat only Tiger Woods has managed before
- Woods is the only player to retain a World Golf Championship title
- Rose can emulate that if he wins in Shanghai like he did last season
- That victory sparked a remarkable run of form for the Olympic champion
Defending champion Justin Rose will look to achieve something only Tiger Woods has managed before in the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai.
Woods is the only player to retain a World Golf Championship title but Rose can match that feat at Sheshan International, where he amazingly overturned an eight-shot deficit in the final round 12 months ago.
That victory sparked a remarkable run of form by the Olympic champion which yielded a total of four wins, 14 top-10 finishes and a solitary missed cut in 25 events, not to mention the FedEx Cup title and a two-week spell as world No 1.
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