The ploy by the United States to draw extra motivation from a stinging loss to Europe at Medinah two years ago could prove to be "a double-edged sword" for them at next week`s Ryder Cup in Scotland, Justin Rose told Reuters.
Europe Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley says his proud team will embrace being the favourites when the 40th edition gets underway at Gleneagles next week after overturning years of United States dominance.
Tournament wins on both sides of the Atlantic have made 2014 "a good year" for world number five Justin Rose, who says a slightly better showing in the majors would have transformed his campaign into a great one.
Phil Mickelson is hoping for the wind to blow and the rain to fall this week as he aims for his personal "double double" of Scottish Open and British Open success which the American achieved last year.
A day after finishing second in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, Ireland`s Shane Lowry booked his place in next month`s U.S. Open by heading the international sectional qualifier held in England on Monday.