JUSTIN Rose is up from 11th to eighth in the latest world rankings, courtesy of his second place finish in the Masters.

The Hampshire star tied on -14 with Phil Mickelson at Augusta, four shots behind winner Jordan Spieth.

Rose got within three shots of the 21-year-old three times on the front nine, but was left to rue mistakes on the eighth and ninth and a bogey on the 18th which cost him outright second.

“It was a great start for Jordan and myself with two birdies in the first three holes but the key moment for me was not getting up and down from right of the eighth and three-putting the ninth,” the 34-year-old said.

“Obviously it was a thrill to be out there and play in that arena. The final group on Sunday at the Masters is dream stuff and it’s stuff that I tried to really soak in. It was an incredible day out there.

“Overall, I was happy the way I stuck with it. To come here with not a lot of form so far this season, to finish tied second is obviously a good result and I feel like my season is now under way.”

Rose has led after the first round at Augusta three times and also finished fifth in 2007, and asked what he needed to do to win, added: “Just shoot 14 under again. Normally that gets it done. Only thing I had not done was put four good rounds together and I did that so let’s continue that trend.”