Justin Rose: 'I'm On Verge Of Special Career'

The Englishman told Golf Monthly he feels like he is beginning to finally fulfil his potential

Justin Rose: 'I'm On Verge Of Special Career'
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The Englishman told Golf Monthly he feels like he is beginning to finally fulfil his potential

Justin Rose: 'I'm On Verge Of Special Career'

Justin Rose won his first title as World No.1 at the weekend and it has clearly given him a huge confidence boost.

The Englishman now has more PGA Tour titles than any of his fellow countryman present and past, and with his Major, Olympic Gold and other achievements, he feels he is finally fulfilling his potential.

Rose is in Saudi Arabia this week where he spoke to GM's Michael Weston for the Golf Monthly Clubhouse Podcast.

The 38-year-old told us that he has already had a "great" career but he is on the verge of turning it into a "special" one.

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"The FedEx Cup is wonderful but it's about the achievement of winning something season-long," Rose said.

"That's obviously a big cheque but honestly I look at the FedEx Cup in my trophy room and that's what it's about for me.

"I want to chase history, my legacy in the game. I've had a great career but I'm on the verge of making it a special career, so I think that's what interests me now for sure.

"I feel like I'm beginning to finally fulfilling my potential that people have always told me that I've had.

"People telling you is one thing but you've got to learn to believe it yourself and i've probably been a bit slower on the believing in yourself part of the game but I'm starting to do that. And when I do do that and when I get all aspects of my game right I will be hard to beat.

"I've had glaring gaps in my game as well, putting hasn't really been that great for me the last 7-8 years. I'm beginning to putt really, really well.

"If I combine that with my long game, that's what has been the big difference the last few years.

"I'm dedicated to improving my weaknesses, always looking at them, where can I get better, marginal gains."

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Elliott Heath
Elliott Heath

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.


Elliott is currently playing:


Driver: Honma TR20

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

2 iron: Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x