Justin Rose Splits With Swing Coach Sean Foley

The pair worked together for 11 years, with Rose winning the 2013 US Open and Olympic Gold in that period

Justin Rose Splits With Swing Coach Sean Foley
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The pair worked together for 11 years, with Rose winning the 2013 US Open and Olympic Gold in that period

Justin Rose Splits With Swing Coach Sean Foley

Justin Rose continues to make changes in his game and professional life after splitting with his long-time coach Sean Foley.

The news comes as a surprise after Rose and Foley spent 11 successful years together, which saw Rose win the 2013 US Open, 2016 Olympic Gold, reach the World No.1 spot and win the FedEx Cup.

The news was confirmed by The Telegraph, who Rose explained to that the split came after he was happy to work on his game himself during the Covid-19 break.

“I spent the past three months working on my game at home,” Rose told The Telegraph.

“I made a lot of progress and wanted to keep that momentum going when I returned to competition in Fort Worth. I felt it was a good time to take complete ownership of my swing and game. That idea is something Sean has always wanted for me.

“I am grateful for the successes I had under his tutelage and the career goals I was able to achieve. The door is open whenever I have questions or want his guidance, as he continues to be one of my closest friends.”

Rose ended the partnership just before last week's Charles Schwab Challenge.

He has now changed his caddie, equipment and coach in the past few months, having fully committed to bag man Gareth Lord and splitting with equipment manufacturer Honma.

So far so good for Rose, who posted his first top-five in a full-field PGA or European Tour event last week since the 2019 US Open a year ago.

Sean Foley found fame as Tiger Woods' coach between 2010 and 2014.

The Canadian helped Woods return to the World No.1 spot in 2013 where he won five times.

He is also credited with helping Tiger add distance to his game and create a more fade-bias swing.

Foley currently works with Danny Willett and Cameron Champ, having previously coached the likes of Rose and Woods as well as Lee Westwood, Hunter Mahan, Sean O'Hair, Seung-Yul Noh and Stephen Ames.

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Elliott Heath
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Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, 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 covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-6. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!


Elliott is currently playing:


Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x