After an opening round of 2-under, 69 at the 2014 Scottish Open at Royal Aberdeen. Justin Rose backed that card up with another solid round, fighting through the shifting winds as well as the effects of hayfever, en route to carding a second round score of 3-under, 68.
“ Been struggling the last ten days or so since I’ve been home”, said Rose prior to his opening round in a press conference.
Rose, who is coming off a recent victory on the PGA Tour at the Quicken Loans National, mentioned how his game was feeling coming into this event in a recent interview with Sporting News.
“I came off a victory (on the U.S. PGA Tour) and didn’t do much practice for whatever reason last week, so I came here and felt absolutely horrendous,” Rose said. “The last couple of days I have been trying to find my feel again.
“I am beginning to click back into gear again and see some good shots.”
Admitting a period of adjustment was needed after winning his first career major, Rose did not find the winner’s circle again until his win at the Quicken Loans National in June — Over a year since his US Open victory.
With his solid start after 36 holes here at the Scottish Open, Rose is feeling pretty good about his position at the moment.
“So where I find myself after 36 holes, I’m delighted,” Rose said in his press conference.
Of course, his playing the Scottish Open like so many players this week was influenced by Phil Mickelson’s ‘UK Double’ last season, winning both the Scottish Open and The Open Championship in back-to-back weeks.
With his recent struggles in The Open Championship, missing three out of the last four cuts. This week’s tune up may just be what Rose needed to really find his feel for next weeks Open Championship.