Rose plans to 'come out angry' after third-round collapse

A late collapse on Saturday will motivate Justin Rose at the WGC-HSBC Champions, the defending champion claims.

Defending champion Justin Rose looks to stage a comeback at the WGC-HSBC Champions.   -  Getty Images

Justin Rose is determined to bounce back from a difficult end to the third round at the WGC-HSBC Champions, saying he will play angry on Sunday in China.

The defending champion was in complete control on Saturday before a dreadful final two holes, where a double-bogey, bogey handed Tony Finau the lead.

However, as he bids to become just the second man, after Tiger Woods, to successfully retain a World Golf Championships title, Rose - who is three shots adrift of Finau - is confident he is still well placed for one last push.

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"I'm playing well, feeling good," he said.

"I've just got to put that last couple of holes behind me and come out a little bit angry [in the final round]. I've got to go out, shoot something in the mid-60s and see if I can chase Tony down.

"There's three guys at 10 under who are all going to be chasing pretty hard but there's nothing to lose. It's going to take a good round. I have a good opportunity.

"With only one guy in front of you, you have an opportunity to play well."

Finau added: "It was great to birdie the last three. It's always a nice way to finish, no matter what position you're in.

"I didn't have a lot going my way for the first half of the day and Rosey was making his run. I was just really pleased I was able to finish that way and get some momentum."