Justin Rose hoping to improve in Augusta

Justin Rose
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Justin Rose says that he is using his negative experiences at The Masters to drive him on ahead of this year's installment of the tournament.

England's Justin Rose has admitted that he is confident heading into this year's Masters in Augusta.

The 32-year-old has had mixed experiences at the first Major of the year, including an eighth-placed finish 12 months ago and a collapse back in 2007 that saw him tied for fifth.

However, Rose has insisted that he has taken the positive aspects from his failings.

"I've certainly had some great rounds of golf here, so I feel like it is a course that I can win on," said Rose. "I remember standing on the 17th tee having just birdied 16 and Tiger [Woods] hit a shot in on 16 close.

"Just being involved in that tournament and just having a chance, I really felt like I was living my boyhood dreams.

"I felt very calm, very comfortable actually, in that situation, and I just remember really, really enjoying it. I managed to sort of mess it up from there, but for the most part I remember that being a very positive experience."

Rose has been paired with Brandt Snedeker and Ryo Ishikawa for the opening two days of the tournament.

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