Rose Wants Ryder Entry

Justin Rose, twice a winner on the PGA tour in recent months, is looking to cement a place in the Ryder Cup team despite currently standing outside the required top nine positions in the standings.

With team skipper Colin Montgomerie holding three wild card entries to the competition, Rose is determined to find his way in by playing to his best in his chosen tournaments in coming weeks.

With Montgomerie set to pick his three after the Johnnie Walker Championships at Gleneagles in late August – the last qualifying date for automatic selection – Rose has until then to make his mark on the current standings.

The competition is hotter than ever for Ryder Cup places this year with the likes of Sergio Garcia and Padraig Harrington also sitting outside the top nine, and with none of them wanting to rely on the wild card entries there is much to play for in the weeks to come.

The tournament, to take place at Celtic Manor, is one of the most coveted in the game, as Rose explained in an interview with Sky Sports News:

“I think once you play one Ryder Cup you never want to miss another one. It is an amazing feeling to play in and represent Europe. I played on a losing team in America and still had the time of my life, so the prospect of playing on a winning team at home in Europe would be amazing.”

With such intense competition for places on the team Montgomerie is facing a difficult choice, and it is players like Rose, Garcia and Harrington who stand to win or lose depending on how the next few tournaments fall. These are quality players who, in a less competitive season, would have already secured a certain place, yet this year the sheer quality of competition is higher than ever before.