Rose eyes all sorts of success

08 September 2018 11:57:11 EST

Justin Rose heads into the final two rounds of the BMW Championship in Philadelphia with many targets running through his mind.

The Englishman could take the tenth PGA Tour win of his career, put himself in pole position to win the FedEx Cup - and the $10m bonus that goes with it - while he would also shoot up to be ranked world number one for the first time in his career with victory on Sunday.

Rose is on 11-under par, enough for outright second, two behind American Xander Schauffele at the halfway stage.

A second round of 63 pushed Rose through the pack, ahead of first round leaders Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy.

I just wanted to put eight rounds of golf together and see where it took me in terms of the FedEx and the rankings and everything.

Justin Rose

There were seven birdies and no bogeys on his scorecard and more than 140 feet of holed putts on his stats sheet.

The highlight was converting a 60-footer up and over the slope on the par-four 13th for birdie. Rose felt he had used some luck there.

"It bobbled on a spike mark and that knocked it in," Rose said with a laugh. "But hey, I'll take it."

Rose, now 1/1 to win the BMW Championship, is trying not to get too caught up in what a victory on Sunday evening might mean for his career. He is sticking to his goals.

"When I got to Boston last week I just wanted to put eight rounds of golf together and see where it took me in terms of the FedEx and the rankings and everything," he said.

"I'm three-quarters of the way there and it's going pretty well. I won here in 2010 [at the AT & T National] and I have great memories to feed off."

Xander Schauffele is now 10/1 to win the BMW and boost his hopes of getting the final US Ryder Cup wildcard from captain Jim Furyk on Monday.

Rose and Europe meanwhile are 13/10 to win back the Ryder Cup at Le Golf Nacional in Paris later this month.

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