Category: Justin Rose


August 21, 2013

Justin Rose and Adam Scott throw themselves a major party

Posted at 10:59 AM by Josh Sens

P1-Adam-ScottFor their triumphs at the Masters and the U.S. Open, Adam Scott and Justin Rose pocketed $1.44 million each. Now we know where some of that money went: toward a joint-celebration bash.

That party took place on Saturday at the private Albany Golf Club in the Bahamas, where Rose and Scott are members, according to Brian Wacker at PGATour.com. Apparently, the shindig had been in the planning stages for quite some time. Seems when Scott and Rose were in their early 20s, they made a wager that doubled as a pact: whoever won a major first would pour half of the prize-money into a victory bash. Given that their major wins came so close together -- back-to-back, in fact, in 2013 -- Scott and Rose appear to have tweaked the terms.

“When we made that bet, the check wasn’t quite as big,” Scott said. “But I think he’s on the hook for it, too, and I guess I’m on the hook for it.”

Or maybe not.

“The bet that was a young, childish bet made when we were about 21 years old. I think Scotty should be on the hook for it,” Rose said.

Details on the party have not been made available. No word on the attendees, the price tag, or who paid the bill. You can bet on this, though: either man could afford it, and still have money left for a private jet ride home.

(Photo: Carlos M. Saavedra / Sports Illustrated)

June 24, 2013

Father and son record consecutive aces on Father's Day

Posted at 3:14 PM by Coleman McDowell

The-Whiteners-who-hit-hole-in-ones-on-the-same-hole-Houston-ChronicleSunday at the U.S. Open provided a memorable Father's Day moment as Justin Rose held his trophy toward the sky to honor his father who had died of leukemia in 2002.

More than 1,500 miles away in Texas, another incredible Father's Day moment took place.

Lonnie Whitener and his 13-year-old son Zach each made a hole-in-one during a Father's Day round at River Pointe Golf Club in Richmond, Texas. The kicker? They made their aces on the same hole.

Lonnie, 57, used a gap-wedge that struck the pin and dropped in the cup on the 115-yard par-3. Zach's tee box was moved up to 100 yards, and his six-iron landed on the green and rolled in.

“It’s probably going to be the most memorable thing we accomplish together,” Lonnie told the Houston Chronicle. “We’ll remember this forever. Now I can tell anyone, ‘Give me your best golf story, and I’ll one-up you.’ ”

(Photo: Houston Chronicle)

June 19, 2013

Video: Watch Justin Rose on 'Letterman' and 'Morning Joe'

Posted at 9:39 AM by Mike Walker

U.S. Open champion Justin Rose took a victory lap in New York City on Monday, appearing on CBS' "The Late Show With David Letterman" and MSNBC's "Morning Joe." He also made a visit to the New York Stock Exchange.

Rose on "Letterman":

Rose on "Morning Joe":

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January 29, 2013

SI Golf Ranking: Tiger Woods passes Rory McIlroy for No. 1

Posted at 11:16 AM by Golf.com

Each week, 13 staffers from SI Golf+, Golf Magazine and GOLF.com  SI-Golf-RANKINGvote for  their top 10, awarding 10 points to their first choice and proceeding in descending order to the 10th player, who gets one point. The points are then added and the ranking calculated. This ranking aims to be an of-the-moment measure of who’s playing the best right now. Tell us your top 10 in the comments field below.

RANK (TOTAL VOTES, FIRST PLACE VOTES, LAST WEEK'S RANK)

1. Tiger Woods (128, 11, 2) - Last three finishes: MC, Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship; T4, World Challenge; T4, CIMB Classic
- Official World Golf Ranking: 2

2. Rory McIlroy (109, 2, 1) - Last three finishes: MC, Abu Dahbi HSBC Golf Championship; 1, DP World Tour Championship; MC, UBS Hong Kong Open
-Official World Golf Ranking: 1

3. Justin Rose (6, 0, 7) - Last three finishes: T2, Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship; T4, Emirates Australian Open; 11, Nedbank Golf Challenge
- Official World Golf Ranking : 4

4. Jason Dufner (65, 0, 3) - Last three finishes: T9, Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship; T18, Hyundai Tournament of Champions; T15, World Challenge
- Official World Golf Ranking: 11

5. Brandt Snedeker (56, 0, -) - Last three finishes: T23, Humana Challenge; 3, Hyundai Tournament of Champions; T13, World Challenge
- Official World Golf Ranking: 8

6. Louis Oosthuizen (53, 0, 6) - Last three finishes: 1, Volvo Golf Champions; 71, Alfred Dunhill Championship; 4, Nedbank Golf Challenge
- Official World Golf Ranking : 5

7. Keegan Bradley (51, 0, 4) - Last three finishes: T49, Sony Open; T4, Hyundai Tournament of Champions; 2, World Challenge
- Official World Ranking: 12

8. Dustin Johnson (45, 0, 8) - Last three finishes: WD, Sony Open; 1, Hyundai Tournament of Champions; T13, World Challenge
- Official World Golf Ranking : 14

9. Luke Donald (28, 0, 5) - Last three finishes: T3, DP World Tour Championship; 1, Dunlop Phoenix; T18, WGC-HSBC Championship
- Official World Golf Ranking : 3

10. Phil Mickelson (13, 0, -) - Last three finishes: T37, Humana Challenge; T14, Barclays Singapore Open; T2, WGC-HSBC Champions
- Official World Golf Ranking : 22

Others receiving votes:
Graeme McDowell (12)
Nick Watney (12)
Lee Westwood (12)
Charl Schwartzel (11)
Sergio Garcia (10)
Branden Grace (9)
Ian Poulter (8)
Bubba Watson (7)
Russell Henley (6)
Martin Kaymer (5)
Matt Kuchar (3)
Brian Gay (3)
Charles Howell III (2)Ernie Els (1)

January 27, 2013

They Said It! Top 10 Quotes of the Week for Jan. 25

Posted at 12:47 PM by Mike Walker

Phil_quote1. "This reminds me a lot of Winged Foot in 2006, where I hit a drive way left off the tents. So this happened to be way right, but off the tents. You know, I've made some dumb, dumb mistakes, and, obviously, talking about this stuff was one of them."

--Phil Mickelson apologizing for complaining publicly about his taxes


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2. “All he did was publicly say, ‘I may not be able to afford to live in California.’ And the sports media descended on this guy. The sports media is every bit as left-wing as their news media counterparts are.”

 --Rush Limbaugh on Phil Mickelson’s apology

 

Ty_quote3. “We will revoke the on-site credentials of all journalists affiliated with outlets that post play-by-play coverage, whether those posts are originating from tournament site or otherwise."

--PGA Tour executive Ty Votaw on the Tour’s new policy on real-time reporting of tournaments


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4. “It's on my radar for the first time ever, the thought of being World Number One.”

--Justin Rose, currently ranked No. 4 in the world

 

 

 

Tiger_quote5. “Here I am just talking about it and my hands are sweating just thinking about the feeling I had to get through each and every day.”

--Tiger Woods on winning the 2008 U.S. Open with a broken leg

 

 

Rocco_quote6. “Nothing he did ever surprised me. He's that good. But he can't do it anymore because his golf swing is different. It doesn't produce the shots he used to hit.”

--Rocco Mediate on Tiger Woods, via USA Today


 

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7. “We believe in the notion that one body of rules is important, and that's always our intent. We just reserve the option not to, if we have overriding reasons not to do so.”

--PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem on the anchored-putter ban

 

Horschel_quote8. “I've played the Walker Cup in 2007 over in Northern Ireland at Royal County Down and there was a guy I competed against three times called Rory McIlroy.”

--Billy Horschel on being prepared for the crowds following Tiger Woods


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9. “People always want to know why golfers from Asia are so good. Well, now we can see how all the countries stack up."

--Stacy Lewis on the LPGA’s new International Crown event

 

Trevino_quote

 

10. “The hardest thing for me to do is fall asleep because I can't wait to wake up and hear what I'm going to say next.”

--Lee Trevino on the "Feherty Live" television show

 

(Photos from Getty Images)

January 18, 2013

They Said It! Top 10 Quotes of the Week for Jan. 18, 2013

Posted at 6:55 PM by Mike Walker

Rory_forweb

 

 1. “From now on I'll be playing a
Method putter."

--Rory McIlroy at his Nike press conference on Monday;
he switched back to his Scotty Cameron putter on Friday

 

 

Justin_forweb2. "Monty came into the picture to combat the big name of Tom Watson, and I felt like maybe that's something that the European Team didn't need to do.”

Justin Rose on Paul McGinley being picked for 2014 Ryder Cup captain over Colin Montgomerie 

 

Trump_forweb3. “The amount I know about golf would fit into a teaspoon. However, I do know when I’m walking on a pathway and come to a big chasm, that’s not the best.”  

--Aberdeen, Scotland, resident Suzanne Kelly on discovering storm damage at Donald Trump's Trump International Golf Links 

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4. “I’ve traveled more miles than
any human being who ever lived.”

--Gary Player on his frequent-flier status after 60 years of international golf 

 

 

Tiger_forweb

 

5. "It would be very similar to saying that I had a rivalry with Phil two years into my career. That wasn't the case."

--Tiger Woods on whether he has a rivalry with Rory McIlroy 

 

Russell_forweb

 

6. “I was adding up my scorecard, and I was like, oh, wait, I shot 29 on the back.”

--Russell Henley on his final round at the Sony Open in Hawaii; he won

 

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 7. “He said, golf is the way politics is. If you're grip is too far to the right, you're going to get in trouble on the left. But if your grip is too far to the left, you're going to get in big trouble on the right.”

--Bill Clinton on getting golf advice from Tom Watson



Dufner_forweb

 

8. “If you ask most guys, they would
want to be involved in that process a
little bit more.”

--Jason Dufner on the selection of the Ryder Cup Team USA captain

 

  Kaymer_forweb9. “It was probably the best feeling I ever had in my life; to have the responsibility knowing that you can make something huge happen for the team and for yourself, and knowing that I can handle it.”

--Martin Kaymer on sinking the winning putt for Team Europe at the 2012 Ryder Cup

Carson_forweb

 

10. “Most celebrities think they're friends with everybody. And that drives me crazy. I'm not there to be a distraction to the pro.”

--The Voice host Carson Daly on playing in pro-ams

October 15, 2012

Tweets of the Week: Phil Mickelson Q&A, Justin Rose wins in Turkey, and more

Posted at 1:13 PM by Golf.com

Phil Mickelson answered questions from his fans:

Christine Kim and Brittany Lincicome feuded via Twitter:

The tweets that sparked it all:

Things heated up as fans took to both golfers' sides, eventually resulting in explanations/apologies from both Kim and Lincicome:

Jonas Blixt, Shane Lowry, Inbee Park and Justin Rose won tournaments:

Cristie Kerr, Annika Sorenstam, and Michelle Wie celebrated birthdays:

The Vice Presidential debate sparked strong feelings from golfers:

October 08, 2012

Truth & Rumors: Tiger's Turkey tournament on schedule despite escalating violence

Posted at 1:35 PM by Mark Dee

Officials for the Turkish World Finals say that the increasingly hot confrontation between Turkey and neighboring Syria won't affect the golf tournament, which has Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy in the field, according to Tony Jimenez of Reuters.

Sunday marked the fifth straight day of fire exchanged between the Turkish military and forces loyal to Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, who have been fighting rebels through northern Syria, just across the border from Turkey, according to Jimenez's report.

But, tournament officials said Monday that the World Finals, which is held in Belek, far from the Syrian border, will continue as planned with Tuesday's first round.

The $5.3 million dollar purse has a first prize of $1.5 million. Woods and McIlroy will be joined in the eight-man field by Lee Westwood, Justin Rose, Hunter Mahan, Matt Kuchar, Webb Simpson and Charl Schwartzel.

 

Tweets of the Week: Golfers talk politics, football and more

Posted at 12:52 PM by Golf.com

Without giving their personal opinions, golfers made it clear that they tuned in to the presidential debate:

NCAA and NFL football are on the minds of many golfers:

Players competing in the Turkish Airlines World Golf Finals have arrived in Antalya:

LPGA players traveled to Asia, where the next four LPGA events will be held:

October 02, 2012

SI Golf Ranking: McIlroy still No. 1, Poulter jumps to No. 5

Posted at 10:24 AM by Golf.com

Each week, 13 staffers from SI Golf+, Golf Magazine and GOLF.com  SI-Golf-RANKINGvote for  their top 10, awarding 10 points to their first choice and proceeding in descending order to the 10th player, who gets one point. The points are then added and the ranking calculated. This ranking aims to be an of-the-moment measure of who’s playing the best right now. Tell us your top 10 in the comments field below.

RANK (TOTAL VOTES, FIRST PLACE VOTES, LAST WEEK'S RANK)

1. Rory McIlroy (122, 12, 1) - Last three finishes: 3-2-0, Ryder Cup; T10, TOUR Championship; 1, BMW Championship
-Official World Golf Ranking: 1

2. Tiger Woods (88, 0, 2) - Last three finishes: 0-3-1, Ryder Cup; 8, TOUR Championship; T4, BMW Championship
- Official World Golf Ranking: 2

3. Jason Dufner (72, 0, T4) - Last three finishes: 3-1-0, Ryder Cup; T20, TOUR Championship; T28, BMW Championship
- Official World Golf Ranking: 10

4. Keegan Bradley (67, 0, 6) - Last three finishes: 3-1-0, Ryder Cup; T23, TOUR Championship; T59, BMW Championship
- Official World Golf Ranking: 15

5. Ian Poulter (62, 1, -) - Last three finishes: 4-0-0, Ryder Cup; T12, BMW Championship; T47, Deutsche Bank Championship
- Official World Golf Ranking: 26

6. Luke Donald (45, 0, 8) - Last three finishes: 2-2-0, Ryder Cup; 3, TOUR Championship; T28, BMW Championship
- Official World Golf Ranking : 3

T7. Dustin Johnson (44, 0, T4) - Last three finishes: 3-0-0, Ryder Cup; T10, TOUR Championship, T6, BMW Championship
- Official World Golf Ranking: 13

T7. Brandt Snedeker (44, 0, 3) - Last three finishes: 1-2-0, Ryder Cup; 1, TOUR Championship; T37, BMW Championship
- Official World Golf Ranking: 9

9. Phil Mickelson (41, 0, 7) - Last three finishes: 3-1-0, Ryder Cup; T15, TOUR Championship; T2, BMW Championship
- Official World Golf Ranking : 16

T10. Justin Rose (22, 0, 12) - Last three finishes: 3-2-0, Ryder Cup; 2, TOUR Championship; T16, BMW Championship
- Official World Golf Ranking: 5

T10. Bubba Watson (22, 0, 10) - Last three finishes: 2-2-0, Ryder Cup; T5, TOUR Championship; T12, BMW Championship
- Official World Golf Ranking : 7

Others receiving votes:
Zach Johnson (13)
Webb Simpson (12)
Ernie Els (11)
Graeme McDowell (10)
Nicolas Colsaerts (9)
Sergio Garcia (8)
Lee Westwood (8)
Louis Oosthuizen (7)
Jim Furyk (5)
Nick Watney (1)
Davis Love III (1)





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