Justin Rose concerned by Europe’s lack of Majors ahead of Ryder Cup

Rose was part of the winning European Ryder Cup team in 2014 (Picture: Getty)

Justin Rose is concerned by Europe’s lack of Major wins heading into this year’s Ryder Cup at Le Golf National in September.

Thomas Bjorn’s European team are bidding to win back the trophy after losing 17-11 to USA back in 2016 at the Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota.

However, of the six Majors played since the defeat, only Spain’s Sergio Garcia has won one with the American’s Jordan Spieth, Brooks Koepka, Patrick Reed and Justin Thomas claiming the others.

‘I think that’s really coming to light now for sure,’ Rose said in response to American dominance at the Majors. ‘The American boys are playing really, really good golf.

‘I think the European Ryder Cup Team, if you want to compare the two, is looking incredibly strong.

‘I think we have a great chance in September, but we are not winning the right events. We are not winning the big events, and that is key.

‘I think, I mean, listen, we’re not a team; we’re a team one week every two years, but I’m not really sure why.

Rose won the U.S. Open in 2013 (Picture: Getty)

‘Obviously Rory, myself, Sergio, there’s a bunch of players, Tommy, have been knocking on the door of major championships in the last few years, but it’s definitely been pretty one-sided and the Americans are dominating.

‘It would be lovely to turn that around next week [at The Open].’

There are two more Majors to play before the 2018 Ryder Cup gets underway, with The Open Championship next week before the PGA Championship in August.

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