Rose unhappy with Hazeltine set-up

Rose unhappy with Hazeltine set-up

Justin Rose has slammed the course set-up at Hazeltine National as too easy following Europe's loss in the Ryder Cup.

The Europeans were unable to overcome a three-point deficit going into the singles and lost 17-11 as the US dozen claimed the trophy for the first time since 2008.

Rose took two points from five matches in Minnesota but looked on course to beat Rickie Fowler in his singles clash before going down one-up to the Californian.

The Englishman was generally much better off the tee while Fowler struggled with his drives and had to scramble to stay in touch with Rose.

However, as with most of Davis Love III's team on Sunday, he ultimately prevailed, but Rose felt that the course set-up did not punish bad play and let his opponent off the hook.

"I think if we were all to be honest about it, I thought the set-up was incredibly weak," he said. "I thought it was very much a pro-am feel in terms of the pin placements. They were all middle of the green.

"I don't quite understand that to be honest with you - (we are) world-class players here and we want to showcase our skills. We want to be tested. For example, the water holes out there, all the pins were as far away from the water as possible."