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Justin Rose: I can win majors in golf's new era

Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy and Jason Day are being tipped as golf's new "big three", but Justin Rose says he can win more majors.

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Justin Rose has hailed a "new era of golf" but insists he is more than capable of competing against the sport's young stars.

The Englishman has enjoyed a fine season in majors without winning, finishing runner-up to Jordan Spieth at the Masters, tied sixth at The Open, and fourth in last week's US PGA Championship - which was won with a hugely impressive 20 under par by Jason Day, a record in majors.

At 27, Day has his best years ahead of him, while Spieth is just 22 and former world number one Rory McIlroy - a four-time major winner - only 26.

The trio are being tipped to form a new "big three" of golf, reminiscent of the way Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player dominated the game, but Rose, 35, is confident he has the talent to add to his solitary major at the 2013 U.S. Open.

"I've played the best golf of my life since I turned 30," the world number five is quoted as saying by Sky Sports.

"I'm still hoping that my best golf is ahead of me but, at the same time, you look at the future and everybody's getting younger. It's the start of a new era of golf.

"It's incredibly strong right now. My major scores combined have been the lowest ever total shot to not win one.

"I played with Jordan Spieth at the Masters and he shot 18 under par, which was a record winning score.

"It was equalled only by Tiger Woods in 1997 and we often thought that would never be replicated, but here's Jordan at [then] 21 doing the same thing.

"And then here's Jason Day shooting 20 under par in a major championship, again a record total. So a couple of my good weeks in the majors have come up against record scores.

"Sometimes it's just a case of knocking on the door, and I'm going to create many more chances to win major championships.

"I'm going to win some, I'm going to lose some, but the door is going to open again."

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