Justin Rose. Photo: Getty Images
Two years ago, Justin Rose led the World Ranking, but the Englishman did not win after the 2019 Farmers Insurance Open and slowly slipped out of the top 20. At the end of last season, Rose was only 100th overall in the FedEx Cup and failed to overcome the cut at the US Open Major. Last week, Justin played in the Eurotour at the BMW Championship, but even there he finished modestly only in 37th place. The journalists asked Rose if he plans to work on the range of his drives in order to try to improve the results.
“To be honest, right now I’m just trying to hit it right again,” Justin admitted. – There is no question of range. I’m just trying to restore my technique. “
Recall that recently, Rose’s career is full of innovations that have not yet borne the desired results. Last year, Justin fired his caddy, whom he had worked with for many years, then he canceled his contract with Honma and returned to the tried and tested TaylorMade golf clubs that he played with for most of his career. Finally, Rose parted ways with instructor Sean Foley, who had trained him for eleven years. The 40-year-old Englishman is now at a turning point in his career, but he believes he will soon be able to get his game back.
“I didn’t come here in my best shape, but I hope the upcoming eight rounds will help me prepare for my Augusta performance,” said Justin, who is competing for the first time in the CJ Cup and Zozo Championship. – It is very important for me to find improvements in my game during these two weeks. It all comes down to technology. The mental game is all right. There are no glaring problems, but a bit of technical work is needed. When I can handle this, everything will work out.
I think it was stability that helped me become the first in the world. I don’t know how it happened, but then I made a series of thirty starts, where at 24 I finished in the top ten. My game was very smooth and I’m trying to regain that feeling. Sometimes I see glimpses of this game. Sometimes I feel like I’m playing just fine, but I can’t demonstrate it every day. Therefore, I am trying to work more carefully on the weak points, but I do not yet know how this process can be accelerated. “