CARLSBAD, Calif. – TaylorMade and Ashworth Golf Tour Staff professional Justin Rose pointed heavenward after tapping in for par on the 72nd hole at Merion on Sunday, a salute to his father after posting a one-over par 281 that earned him the U.S. Open Championship.
“The look up to the heavens was absolutely for my dad. Father’s Day was not lost on me,” Rose said.
Rose’s bag included an R1 driver, RocketBladez Stage 2 Tour HL 3-wood, a combo set of RocketBladez Tour and Tour Preferred MB irons and three ATV wedges. Rose also became the first player to win a major championship with TaylorMade’s LETHAL ball, the same ball he used to excel in last year’s Ryder Cup matches.
Down the stretch Rose hit two critical iron shots, his tee shot on the 229-yard par-three 17th, with a RocketBladez Tour 6-iron, and his 240-yard approach on the long par-four 18th, with a RocketBladez 4-iron.
Rose also used a 37-inch counterbalanced Spider Blade putter featuring a “Ghost Tour-only” black steel shaft and short-slant hosel, which helped him master the fast and tricky greens at Merion.
Rose, 32, also sported one-of-a-kind Ashworth Golf Cardiff footwear featuring his initials (JR) and his children’s names (Leo and Lottie) on the heel patch, in celebration of Father’s Day. The shirt he wore is part of the Ashworth Tournament Collection.
The win was the 20th worldwide victory for TaylorMade’s R1, the most adjustable driver TaylorMade has ever created. Last week, the company introduced the R1 Black.
Fellow TaylorMade Staffer Jason Day continued his superb play in the majors with a T2, +3 finish.
In the Bag:
R1 Driver (9.5 loft, O2 Face Angle, 6 toe, 6 heel, Matrix 6m3)
RBZ Stage 2 Tour HL 16.5 3-wood (Matrix 7m3)
RocketBladez Tour irons (3-6, KBS C-TAPER)
Tour Preferred MB irons (7-PW, KBS C-TAPER)
ATV wedges 52, 56, 60 (Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400)
TaylorMade Spider Blade putter (37”) with counterbalance grip
LETHAL Golf Ball
Ashworth Tournament Collection: Performance Dot Print Golf Shirt
Ashworth Cardiff – Justin Rose Exclusive