Justin Rose boosts Ryder Cup hopes with opening 67 at PGA Championship


Ewan Murray

  • Rose competing for captain’s pick from Pádraig Harrington
  • Aphibarnrat and Bezuidenhout lead on eight under

Pádraig Harrington has placed such emphasis on form with a view to Sunday’s European Ryder Cup wildcard selections that a Wentworth 67 from Justin Rose was timely. Rose remains one of the players involved in a scrap for a captain’s pick, with the PGA Championship providing the final opportunity for players to impress Harrington. Rose is five under for the tournament and quickly one up on his fellow Ryder Cup hopefuls.

“Plan A is obviously to win,” Rose said. “Plan B is just to play well enough to give Padraig something to think about. I covered both of those bases today.”

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