124th U.S. Open

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Watch Justin Rose hole back-to-back birdie chip-ins at the RBC Canadian Open

June 08, 2023

The RBC Canadian Open is being played for the first time in its long history at Oakdale Golf & Country Club. But any unfamiliarity with the course suddenly doesn't matter when you're chipping like Justin Rose was on Thursday morning.

The Englishman put on a short-game clinic early in his first round with back-to-back birdie chip-ins. Starting on the back nine, the 11-time PGA Tour winner knocked one in on the rough on No. 15 first:

Then played this little hooded chip to perfection on No. 16:

Pretty spiffy. For the season, Rose ranks 46th in strokes gained/around-the-green, but Thursday's effort certainly won't hurt that status. He added more conventional birdies on the following two holes to make the turn with a share of the early lead.

Not surprisingly, as you can see in the video, the Brit was very pleased by his results. Sorry, make that chuffed. The Brit was certainly chuffed.