After fourteen years, one major championship, a European Tour Order of Merit and 14 worldwide wins, the pairing of Justin Rose and TaylorMade Golf Company is still going strong. The company announced it has renewed its commitment with the 2013 U.S. Open Champion through 2018.
Rose will continue to play 14 TaylorMade clubs; use a TaylorMade golf ball and gloves; and wear Ashworth apparel and footwear – which he has worn since 2012. Rose will also sport a TaylorMade staff bag and hat.
“TaylorMade and I have shared a wonderful history of success throughout my career,” said Rose. “It is a company that prides itself on technology, innovation and delivering the best possible golf equipment. I’m very excited to extend our partnership and look forward to continued success.”
It was 1998 when a 17-year-old Rose announced himself to the golfing world. As an amateur competing in the 127th Open Championship, Rose pitched in on his last hole at Royal Birkdale to claim a 4th place finish. Rose turned professional the same year and first signed with the TaylorMade Golf Company in 1999.
In the years following the dramatic scenes at Birkdale, Rose has proven himself as one of the world’s leading golfers, winning the European Tour Order of Merit in 2007, the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion and reaching No.3 in the World in 2012. He was also the best performing rookie of both teams in the 2008 Ryder Cup, finishing with a record of 3-1-0.