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Justin Rose on his new Titleist irons and the reason why he left TaylorMade for Honma

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Justin Rose is bidding for his second U.S. Open title when he tees it up tomorrow at Brookline, with the Englishman showing encouraging signs of form entering the year’s third major.

The 41-year-old finished T13 at the PGA Championship and just last week performed admirably at the Canadian Open on his way to a T4 finish.

Ahead of this week’s event, Rose talked to our Andrew Tursky, where he gave some fascinating insight into his new Titleist 620 MB irons and his Axis1 Rose Proto putter. Addressing his new irons, Rose said:

“Having a guy building my clubs back in England, Custom Golf Works in Sunningdale, you know I kind of feel like testing out on Tour I find quite time consuming, distracting, I don’t love doing it out on Tour. So, I wanted someone that could really help me out at home, and we just went through a few different heads, and I really liked the look of the Titleists. 

“I tested them, and they performed really well, launch, spin, but also, I think a little bit of dispersion. You’re not going to get a ton of difference out of a blade; it was more just comfort of how they looked. But the more I put them in play, there are certain differences between different irons.

“These ones I’m beginning to learn, they come out a little bit different out of the rough. A few more jumpers which might just be a groove thing, you know, from the fairway, they spin just as much and just as well. You know the jumper can be a valuable shot if you learn how to play it right, so that’s the adjustment I’m learning to play with those.”

Interestingly, Rose also discussed his Axis1 Rose Proto putter and told us that the flatstick is “probably the main reason why I left TaylorMade” (for Honma back in 2019), as his deal with TaylorMade was a 14 club deal, and he was dead set on using the putter.

Since putting the flatstick in play, Rose has performed better on the greens than any other player at the majors, gaining +44.12 strokes over the field with the putter.

 

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Check out more photos of Justin Rose’s clubs from this week in our forums here.

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Gianni is the Managing Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at [email protected]

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  3. Kevin Ricciardelli

    Jun 15, 2022 at 1:16 pm

    The man that invented Axis Golf and Rose’s putter lived less than 5 miles from The Country Club in West Roxbury, MA.

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Report: ‘Signs of life’ that Tiger will make playing return at event he’s struggled at

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Tiger Woods fans are anxiously awaiting news about when he will make his 2023 debut.

Last year, Woods played in only nine competitive rounds all season, with his foot injury severely hindering his ability to play at a high level. Tiger was relatively impressive at The Masters, finishing 47th after a hot start, but he was forced to withdraw at the PGA Championship then failed to make the cut at The Open Championship at St. Andrews.

Woods did play in the PNC Championship with his son Charlie but was able to take a cart for that event. He then withdrew from the Hero World Challenge in December.

Many have speculated that the 15-time major champion will make his season debut at The Genesis Invitational, of which he’s the tournament host.

@TWlegion on Twitter has shared that there are “signs of life” in regard to Woods playing the Genesis.

Given he is host of the event, it’s no surprise that Tiger would want to tee it up at Riviera. However, it’s a course that Woods has always struggled at throughout his career, failing to register a victory at the track in eleven attempts. If Woods does decide to tee it up at Riviera, it should give us a good idea of where his game is at.

The next logical spot for Tiger to return would be The PLAYERS Championship that begins on March 9th.

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Study shows that Philadelphia Eagles fans want Super Bowl win more than Chiefs fans

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According to a recent study, the Philadelphia Eagles fans are more committed to winning the Super Bowl than the Kansas City Chiefs supporters.

The recent study conducted by BonusFinder.com revealed that the overall commitment score to winning the Super Bowl shows that the Eagles fans are 20.6 percent committed to their team while the Chiefs supporters only showed a commitment of just 13.7 percent.

Over 1,000 fans from across the United States were surveyed to uncover how important winning the Super Bowl is for their respective fan bases through a series of questions producing an average score from their responses to gauge their commitment.

The Eagles fans placed higher than their counterparts on five of the six questions, with Chiefs fans only placing higher on being more likely to call in sick to celebrate the big win (21.2% compared to the Eagles’ 20%).

However, when it came to actually watching the Super Bowl, 1 in 4 of the Birds fans (25%) said they get out work for the event, compared to the Chiefs fans 21.1 percent.

The largest discrepancy between the supporters of the two teams came when choosing between the Super Bowl title and winning $1 million in the lottery. More than 1 in 5 of the Eagles fans (21.7%) would choose their team while only 6.3 percent of the Chiefs fans would opt out of the money.

Fintan Costello, Managing Director at BonusFinder.com, said: “Maybe it’s because the Chiefs tasted Super Bowl success more recently than the Eagles or maybe it’s just Philly fans living up to their fanatical reputation – either way both sets of fans are willing to put a bit of risk into securing the Lombardi Trophy.

“Eagles fans definitely look like there might be some strained relationships come Sunday but we could be seeing a distinct lack of employees working on Monday morning in the Kansas City area so it’s clear that football is taking a big priority for both fanbases.

“Either way, whatever the outcome of Super Bowl LVII, it looks like both sets of supporters are going to have some great stories to tell about what happened around this season’s finale.”

The big game is set to kick off on Sunday, February 12th at 6:30. 

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Brandel Chamblee reveals the golf legend that stopped talking to him once he became an analyst

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There hasn’t been anyone in golf media that’s been tougher on LIV Golf than Golf Channel’s Brandel Chamblee.

Since the inception of LIV, Chamblee has said it “makes him want to puke”, has called the players who’ve gone to LIV “the greediest, most self-serving, self-interested, willfully blind players in the world of golf today” and has also said “As far as I know, it’s never happened that an athlete has been kicked out of their Hall Of Fame but both Norman and Mickelson should be removed from the Hall Of Fame”.

In an interview with “The Sunday Times” over the weekend, Chamblee talked about his previous relationship with Greg Norman and how that’s changed.

“But there are some things that are indefensible. Before he was commissioner of LIV, Greg was sending me very laudatory texts about my work, saying things like: ‘It’s nice to have a strong voice in the game’. It’s funny how his opinion changed. Honestly, I don’t know how he sleeps at night.”

Chamblee has never been afraid to speak his mind on television, and that’s cost him some relationships over the years.

“Absolutely, I’ve lost friendships because of what I’ve said. It’s not like I was friends with Vijay [Singh], but I practiced with him and the minute I went on TV, he was like: ‘You’ve gone to the dark side’ and immediately quit talking to me. 

The nature of my job is to be forensic and investigative to get to the bottom of why people do what they do in the game of golf.”

The 60-year-old also spoke about his former friendship with Scott McCaron and how it deteriorated over his public opinion in regard to the “anchoring” rule.

“I was friends with Scott McCarron when I played the Tour but we got in crossways because of how I viewed the anchoring rule. I’m sure I had reservations about being critical early on, but my responsibility is to the audience. As much as I enjoy being around the players, I’d rather not be friends with them because I don’t want to go on the air and say critical things about someone I like.”

One of the most controversial statements Chamblee has made was at the 2013 BMW Championship when he suggested Tiger Woods intentionally cheated and was met with threats of legal action as a result.

“As I’ve said a million times, TV is not unlike golf,” Chamblee says. “Sometimes you get things wrong. I could have handled it more diplomatically.”

Whether you agree or disagree with Chamblee, there’s no question that he speaks his mind. With LIV Golf set to begin on February 24th, we can expect him to continue to make strong statements about the rival circuit.

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