Justin Rose ready to bloom at Augusta

Justin Rose Augusta Masters

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Justin Rose believes his recent preparations have set him up nicely for the first major of the season, the Masters.

The Englishman has made the cut in all 10 of his previous trips to Augusta and also has three top-10s to his name including a tie for second behind Jordan Spieth 12 months ago.

Rose has enjoyed a steady season to date, with ties for sixth at the Frys.com and the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, and has shown in the past that he can keep his cool under pressure, most notably when winning the 2013 US Open.

The 35-year-old is currently 23.00 to claim the Green Jacket, with world number one Jason Day the 7.50 favourite followed by Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth who are 9.00 and 10.00 respectively.

Rose feels he has done everything possible to ensure he is ready for the Masters and says his performance 12 months ago shows he has what it takes to go all the way in Georgia.

“I feel all of my backroom work has been fantastic and my preparation has been coming along nicely,” Rose told reporters. “I’ve had a lot of good rounds here. Last year I was able to put four together in a row. I take a lot of confidence from that.

“If you get beaten by a better guy on the week, you tip your cap, but I know what I was able to do last year tells me I’ve got what it takes to win the tournament.”

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