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But they’ll have to get by Rose first.

Aside from the occasional celebrity appearance, he’s taken the three weeks off, hauling along the U.S. Open trophy to show family and friends and “getting my hunger back.” Asked whether the time away from the game might have cost him some sharpness, Rose smiled.

“I’m going to need that time if I’m going to get into contention and have a chance to win on Sunday. That’s when the freshness and the break will serve me well. Obviously,” he said, “getting there is going to be the hard part.”