Wins Memorial Tournament Playing Burner SuperFast driver, R9 fairways, R9 irons, TP xFT wedge, Corza Ghost putter, Penta TP ball
TaylorMade-adidas Golf Tour Staff professional Justin Rose, a multiple winner on the European Tour, earned his breakthrough victory on the PGA Tour yesterday by capturing one of the most prestigious events on the schedule, The Memorial Tournament.
The victory was the first for TaylorMade's new Corza Ghost putter. Rose used it to rank No. 1 in putts per green-in-regulation (1.585) and No. 2 in putts per round (27).
Rose's win marked the second time in three weeks the Burner SuperFast driver was used to win a PGA Tour event; the other victory was Jason Day two weeks ago at the HP Byron Nelson Classic. Rose was an early convert to the Burner SuperFast, switching to it because it delivered a significant boost in ball speed and distance.
Rose also played a TP wedge with xFT (54°) and Penta TP, the first and only five-layer tour ball.
"It's a bit of a pun, but I putted scary good with my new Ghost putter. I couldn't resist that one."
"I've got to be honest, putting is one part of my game where, you know, I've had some slight doubts. Today [Sunday] was fantastic because I felt like I putted my best under pressure. You know, once again, that's something that I can really take or now dispatch out of my mind and really take positives going forward."
"I was really trying to play one shot at a time, stay focused, not get ahead of myself…I knew that I was in the hunt all week, but I wasn't playing golf like I was in the hunt all week. I was just in the moment."
"The last tournament I won was the 2007 Volvo Masters, and I didn't win it in a fashion that I was actually terribly proud of. I was four or five ahead at one point and ended up winning in a playoff. You know, I won. It was great. But today gives me a lot more satisfaction to sort of win the way I did. I feel like I can take a lot more from this win going forward than my last one."
*** All quotes from ASAP sports’ transcripts of Roses’ post-round press conferences at The Memorial Tournament.
In the bag:
Burner SuperFast 9.5° driver
R9 3-wood 13°
R9 4-wood 17°
R9 irons 3 - 9
TP wedge with xFT 54°
Rossa Corza Ghost putter
Penta TP ball, #99
TaylorMade TP glove
adidas Golf adiPURE™ footwear
adidas Golf ClimaCool 3-Stripes polo in Black/White
adidas Golf Formotion pants
adidas Golf eyewear
-Rose hit lots of fairways and greens, ranking T10 in driving accuracy and T13 in greens-in-regulation. Combine that with his 1 in putts per GIR and 2 in putts per round and you've got a winner.
-Rose's Penta TP balls are each numbered 99 because 9 is his wife's favorite number, and his reasoning is that two 9s will bring him "double the luck."