WATCH: Justin Rose BURNS Jon Rahm during BMW PGA Championship

Rose battles sore knee at Wentworth but loves every minute of hitting it further than Rahm during his on-course interview...

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Thu, 19 Sep 2019
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Justin Rose might be battling a niggling knee injury at this week's BMW PGA Championship, but that only gave him greater satisfaction at sending his drive down 10 yards past Jon Rahm on the par-4 11th. 

Check out Rose interrupting Rahm during his on-course interview with Sky Sports Golf's Tim Barter...

 

 

Rose had emerged a serious doubt to even be teeing it up at the European Tour's flagship event of the season when withdrawing from the Wednesday Pro-Am featuring a number of big-name sporting celebrities in the world of football and cricket. 

The Englishman cancelled his scheduled pre-tournament interview on Tuesday, but he issued a statement to reveal his absence. 

"Last Thursday I slipped and jarred my knee," said Rose, the World No.4. 

"Since then I have been getting treatment on the injury and I have been working hard with Justin Buckthorp and my medical team away from the course in order to ensure I am able to play in this week's BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.

"Unfortunately, I have had to withdraw from Wednesday's pro-am as a precaution, but I am doing everything I can to be fit to play on Thursday."

Rose is currently playing some solid golf on day one, however, and looks like he's going to be in contention for his maiden BMW PGA title on home soil having come so close to recording victory at Wentworth down the years. 

England's Matt Wallace has the lead after 18 holes on 7-under par, with Sweden's Henrik Stenson one stroke back. 

Rory McIlroy got off to a superb start by playing his opening five holes in 3-under par, but then came home in 42 strokes to fall well out of contention on 4-over par and in serious danger of missing the halfway cut, which is likely to fall at around 1-under or level-par. 

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