Justin Rose says he has ‘reset’ his mind as he heads to The Memorial looking to record back-to-back wins.
Rose justified his decision to sit out the BMW PGA Championship last week as he went on to win the Fort Worth Invitational by three shots, and he is hoping for more success at Muirfield Village, Ohio, this week.
However, following his victory at the Colonial, he insists he is taking nothing for granted and the victory counts for nothing as far at The Memorial is concerned.
“I don’t win enough to have like a well-oiled plan going into the next week, but I think resetting is really important,” he said. “This golf course doesn’t know what I did in Texas. This golf course doesn’t know who won last year.
“I think I played well at this time of year before. I won here in 2010 and I kept that momentum going for a couple of months. And at the end of last year I kept the momentum going for a couple of months, so it would be lovely to, again, just keep that momentum up now.
“So this is the perfect golf course for me to come off the back of a win, I feel, from that point of view. I feel like when I’ve played well in the past I’ve played well in spells, in runs, in blocks, so there’s no reason why it can’t be a two, three, four-week run.
“I went into the Colonial with a mindset of a block of work being last week, this week, my preparation and the US Open. So, obviously, winning last week doesn’t change that mindset really.”