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Likely up to No. 3 in the world from No. 6 with this 15th professional victory worldwide and first in Europe since 2007, Rose is in prime form heading to his home major. And there was no stopping him here.

The Englishman rolled in birdies at Nos. 2 and 3 - the latter from 25 feet - to power into a two-shot lead over Warren, who was looking to avenge a final-round meltdown at the Scottish Open two years ago when he blew a three-shot lead with four to play.

Rose added three more birdies in the front nine and another at No. 12, before parring his way home. He had the luxury of being able to soak up the applause as he ambled down the 18th hole, having planted his drive straight down the fairway and his approach onto the center of the green.

His iron play has been commanding this week, reviving memories of the form he produced at Merion.

“I was pretty calm out there as I got off to a good start,” Rose said. “I never felt in a lot of trouble.

Rose is making a habit of winning on tough courses, with Royal Aberdeen joining a list that includes Merion, Doral, Valderrama and most recently Congressional.

“It feels unbelievable to be back in the winner’s circle so quickly,” he said.