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Justin Rose: Former US Open champion says calm attitude key to bid at Erin Hills

Justin Rose: Former US Open champion says calm attitude key to bid at Erin Hills

Olympic champion Justin Rose says he needs a strong start and a calm head to claim a second US Open title at Erin Hills.

Rose became the first English winner of the US Open for 43 years in 2013.

The 36-year-old could have doubled his major tally at the Masters in April but lost out in a play-off to Ryder Cup team-mate Sergio Garcia.

"I've played very well at weekends in majors since 2010 and maybe just need to position myself better," he said.

"Then see where we go from there. Hopefully we can get our head around the course."

"Attitude starts earlier on venues that some guys grumble about. Even at Merion in 2013, people weren't delighted with it.

"It's a different type of golf course and the USGA obviously aren't scared to go to different venues, so you've got to accept it and play.

"That's what pulled through for me in 2013; I remember being incredibly patient all week and also not buying into the score.

"I set my strategy up by how I saw the course but I never pressed because and ultimately that's what paid off for me, that patience." 

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