Justin Rose keen on double whammy at Turkish Airlines Open as he eyes title defence and return to world No 1
- 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.
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