US Open: Justin Rose admits to copying Tommy Fleetwood’s golf style

World No. 10, Fleetwood, and World No. 3, Rose, will be part of this year’s Europe Ryder Cup team (Picture: Getty)

Justin Rose has backed fellow countryman Tommy Fleetwood to eventually win a Major during his career and revealed he tries to emulate some of his game himself.

Both Rose and Fleetwood were in serious contention to win this year’s U.S. Open at the weekend, but it wasn’t to be in the end, with Brooks Koepka picking up his second U.S. Open victory on Sunday evening with a final score of +1.

Fleetwood, however, shot the joint-lowest ever round at the U.S. Open of 63 to finish just one shot behind the American victor in second place.

It was the 27-year-old’s best ever finish at a Major championship, following on from his fourth place finish at last year’s tournament.

When Rose was asked if he thinks Fleetwood’s good enough to win a Major, he responded: ‘Definitely. He’s got a wonderful game.

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

‘I love the way he hits the golf ball. There’s things I emulate when I watch him play. I love the way he compresses it, strikes it.

‘But more so, he’s got great temperament and I think that will stand in good stead.’

Rose couldn’t quite find the shots to surpass Koepka either on the final Sunday, as he eventually fell to a T-10 finish at Shinnecocks.

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