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British Masters host Rose can reclaim world No. 1

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Justin Rose has a lot on his plate this week at the British Masters.

The tournament host also has a chance to return to world No. 1.

Rose’s stay atop the world rankings lasted only two weeks, after Dustin Johnson supplanted him at the Tour Championship. To return to the top spot, the newly minted FedExCup champion needs to finish no worse than a two-way tie for second at Walton Heath.

Rose is a former British Masters champion, back in 2002. He will host this year’s tournament, after Ian Poulter, Luke Donald and Lee Westwood held that role over the past few years.

Rose hasn’t won since May but he’s been red-hot of late, with three consecutive top-4 finishes to close out the recent PGA Tour season.