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U.S. Open champ Justin Rose looks for back-to-back wins at Travelers

After winning the U.S. Open Sunday, Justin Rose could have easily skipped this week’s tour stop in Cromwell.

But then he’d miss out on one of his favorite events of the year.

“This is a tournament that I really, really enjoy,” Rose said. “I enjoy coming to Hartford. I feel like it’s almost an old-school PGA Tour event. It’s got a lot of history to it.”

Rose said he loves the course at TPC River Highlands. “I just feel like it’s just got a really, really nice vibe to it,” he said.

He’s also excited to compete in an event such as the Travelers the week after coming up with the biggest win of his career.

This is Rose’s eighth visit to the TPC at River Highlands, and he says this will be a nice change of pace from last week at the Open.

“There’s a good atmosphere to keep you up, but at the same time this is a course that is really fun to play. It’s got its challenges out there, but the challenge is, can you go low when you need to go lower?”

Tomorrow, Rose starts his run at another title.