At 41, Justin Rose is not determined to hang up and step back from the major historic circuits to earn more money. He wants to focus on the possibility of winning a 2nd career major and adding a new PGA Tour title to his list.
In addition to his victory at the 2013 US Open in Merion, he also won the first Olympic tournament marking the return of golf to the Olympic Games in 2016 in Rio.
Justin Rose, statements
"I'm not going to play the LIV Golf Invitational Series, not this season, not in the near future," said the Englishman.
I am curious, like everyone else, to see how it goes and I am not passing judgment because I myself have played golf in Saudi Arabia" If his compatriot Lee Westwood, ex-world number 1 like him, has clearly opted for the dissident circuit, Justin Rose does not want to mortgage his chances of continuing to make history.
He believes some now run the risk of ruining their chances of playing in the Ryder Cup or taking the captaincy in years to come. "It's a risk these guys want to take by accepting the opportunity to play," he added.
Today, we do not really know what sanctions can inflict historic circuits from a legal point of view" I am not ready to play golf for money. I have other goals and other dreams.
Absent from the last Ryder Cup selection at Whistling Straits, the Briton is convinced that he can still win at the highest level.
Which is perhaps no longer the case for Westwood. “My goals are always the major ones. I always try to leave a trace in the history of golf. I am not ready to play golf for money. I have other goals and other dreams. The majors and the major championships.
I will do everything to protect this" For Sergio Garcia, the decision seems motivated by the desire to show that he has not received the consideration he deserves from the PGA Tour.