Justin Rose motivated for major victory in 2017 after extended break
By Ali Stafford
Last Updated: 18/10/16 4:38pm
Justin Rose has set his sights on a return to the major winner’s circle when he comes back from an extended break next season.
The world No 11 has battled back problems during the year, missing a month with a herniated disc in May and playing through the pain barrier during a hectic summer schedule.
Rose's highlight of the year was winning Olympic gold for Team GB in Rio, where he claimed a two-shot win over Henrik Stenson, which was one of only five worldwide top-10s during 2016.
The Englishman decided to take an extended break from competitive action after featuring in Europe's Ryder Cup defeat at Hazeltine, which he hopes will allow him to fully recover and return even stronger.
"I don't want another year like this one, I want to hit the ground running in 2017," Rose told Sky Sports News HQ. "2013 was the last time I won one (a major) and I think it's about time I did that again.
"I feel motivated to work really hard this off-season. There are a few areas to my game I can still improve upon and some of stats were good in some areas but lacking in others.
"I haven't been in contention loads this year but when I got in contention at the Olympics I felt really good within myself.
"I felt hungry, clear and really confident, so projecting in to a major championship next year hopefully I can rediscover the same feelings and put another one away."
Rose had been scheduled to appear at last week's British Masters supported by Sky Sports, an event the Englishman won in 2002 and will host in 2018.
"It was really disappointing not to play in front of a home crowd," Rose added. "I've been a lot in the States since winning gold and I've had a great reception everywhere I've gone, but I was really looking forward to coming home and playing.
"It looked like a great tournament and it's one I've won in the past, but it's also the one tournament my dad got the opportunity to see me win.
"The British Masters is very special to me so I look forward to the next couple of years for it."