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November 12, 2015

Justin Rose

Shanghai, China

Q. Given your misgivings at the start you had at this event last year, I take it this is very nice to get off to almost a flyer this time?
JUSTIN ROSE: Yeah, absolutely. I think I started on the back nine last year and I was like 4-over through four I think. From that point onwards, made a bunch of birdies and put myself in contention to win the tournament. Had a little bit more of a smooth start today, 1-under through the first four. We celebrated that.

I played okay today. Only 1-under through 11, though, and I could see a lot of the other guys were going low today and tried to urge myself to sort of get it to 3- or 4-under for the round, and actually beat my own expectations and finished 5-under for the round. Very happy with how I played the last seven or eight holes, and it was a good day's work in the end.

Q. I take it you see the opportunities, despite the fact that the course is playing long and it's a bit damp out there.
JUSTIN ROSE: Yeah, if you hit good shots, you can still make birdies. The pin placements on these greens, a lot of them are in little bowls, so if you hit a good iron shot, often it works towards the win. I think that's something I can get better at tomorrow, actually, is striking my irons. We hit them out of the middle today, so therefore, my distance control was a little bit off.

But drove the ball well, so I gave myself plenty of opportunities to make birdies. Just maybe being a bit sharp with the iron play would lead to a good score. But putted well, so did a lot of good things today obviously and it's probably a fair result.

Q. Obviously we saw you playing so very well in Hong Kong. Is this a case of continuing that or just having a little bit of a break has brought you back a tiny bit?
JUSTIN ROSE: No, any time you shoot 5-under it's a good round. You can't have it all go your way every day, but I'd call that a good, solid opening round, consistent golf. Those are the things you can't control. Sometimes when you've got 8- , 9-under par, those are the things you can't control. You get maybe a lucky bounce or you hole a couple of extra putts that aren't normally in the round. But I think today was a good, steady performance.

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