Justin Rose is eyeing more success at the Turkish Airlines Open in Antalya this week

  • Justin Rose won the Turkish Airlines Open last year and wants title again in 2018
  • He could also find his way back to the top of golf rankings if he is successful
  • Brit Rose admits ‘double whammy’ is something he is keen to secure in Antalya
  • He has also backed Padraig Harrington to be Europe’s next Ryder Cup captain

Justin Rose is targeting the ‘double whammy’ of the first successful title defence of his career and a return to the top of the world rankings in the Turkish Airlines Open.

Rose spent two weeks as world No 1 earlier this season after finishing second in the BMW Championship, but would love to get back to the summit in style with a second consecutive victory at the Regnum Carya resort in Antalya.

‘It would be a great double-whammy,’ said the 38-year-old, who finished third in the defence of his WGC-HSBC Champions title in Shanghai on Sunday. ‘Last week I had the opportunity to defend and in Indonesia (in December) I have the opportunity to defend as well as here.

Justin Rose is eyeing more success at the Turkish Airlines Open in Antalya this week
Justin Rose is eyeing more success at the Turkish Airlines Open in Antalya this week

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