Justin Rose will be teeing it up at PGA West this week in the 60th edition of the Desert Classic, but the world No.1 will be playing with new sticks and a new caddie.
Something to consider when making your weekend’s wagers.
According to Sky Sports:
The world No 1 has been practising hard to familiarise himself with his new irons, while he may also put a new putter in his bag which will be carried by Henrik Stenson’s former caddie, Gareth Lord.
Rose’s regular bagman, Mark Fulcher, revealed earlier this week that he will be unavailable for “the next few weeks” while he recovers from minor surgery, confirming that Lord had stepped into the role in California after parting company with Stenson in November.
The pair get on well thanks to Rose’s many outings with Stenson in the Ryder Cup, and the Englishman is looking forward to seeing how his new set-up fares in the pro-am event in Palm Springs.
“Of course there’s a few unknowns, there’s always a settling-in period with change generally,” Rose said at his pre-tournament press conference. “Obviously I believe that I’ve made some good decisions and some good changes and I feel confident about things, but you never quite know until the scorecard is in your hand.