"I'm in the fortunate position of playing in that group that everyone wants to be in," Rose told reporters. "Adam is a great friend of mine, and I couldn't have been happier when he won The Masters. And to follow him as a Major champion was sort of icing on the cake really.
"Beating Phil at the US Open, obviously with his record there, I was delighted to win, but you have to feel for Phil in that situation, too. So I was also happy for him to win The Open Championship.
"Phil and I have had some good golf over the last eight or nine months, if you include the Ryder Cup. We've had some nice head-to-head battles and had some fun out on the golf course. So for me, it's a really, really fun pairing the next couple of days."
Rose beat Mickelson in their Ryder Cup singles match at Medinah.