“I could never get comfortable” – Justin Rose claims he turned down a LIV Golf offer for his ‘childhood dreams’

Justin Rose just lately defined why he declined to play for the Saudi-backed LIV Golf. The English golfer, competing within the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Tournament this week, just lately claimed that he turned down a contract offer from LIV Golf two to 3 years in the past.

According to Nuclr Golf, Justin Rose denied LIV’s offer to remain on the tour as a result of he didn’t need to quit on his “childhood dream” of profitable Major tournaments.

Speaking about LIV Golf, Rose confessed that he did not need to depend on a particular exemption to compete within the Majors. Speaking about his choice to remain on the PGA Tour and DP World Tour, Rose stated (through Nuclr Golf):

“For me it was at all times I could never get comfy with the giving up on the childhood goals of the majors and I simply could not see that altering anytime quickly. I used to be in a place, a scenario the place I used to be having to earn my approach into them so I did not have these long-term exemptions to buffer it.”

It is vital to notice that LIV golfers don’t get Official World Golf Rankings factors, which makes it more durable for them to take care of their rankings. They battle to earn a spot within the Majors.

They could solely play in Majors on particular exemption and thus solely a handful of LIV gamers compete in Major occasions.

A fast take a look at Justin Rose’s performances in Majors

Having turned professional in 1998, Justin Rose has performed in all 4 Majors and gained one. In 1998, he participated in The Open Championship as an novice and tied for fourth place, marking his Major debut. He returned to The Open the following 12 months as a skilled golfer, however this time he was unable to make the reduce.

His maiden Major win got here in 2013 on the US Open, when he registered a two-stroke victory over Jason Day and Phil Mickelson.

Although he didn’t win some other Major besides the US Open, his greatest finishes in all 4 Majors occasions are inside the prime 5. He was the runner-up on the Masters in 2015 and 2017. He completed third on the PGA Championship in 2012 and second at The Open Championship in 2018.

Justin Rose has gained 25 skilled tournaments in his profession thus far and was ranked primary on the earth again in 2018. He has gained 11 PGA Tour occasions and 11 European Tour occasions, together with different occasions on the Asian, Japan, Sunshine and Australasia Tours.

He is the defending champion of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am match. Rose gained the PGA Tour occasion final 12 months to finish his four-year winless drought. He had additionally performed on the Ryder Cup in 2023 and was a part of the profitable European workforce.

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