Rose parts ways with Foley

17 June 2020 22:22:22 GMTPlus10

Justin Rose has confirmed that he has split with long-term swing coach Sean Foley in a bid to "take ownership" of his swing.

Rose has worked alongside Foley for an 11-year period in which he became a Major champion, won Olympic gold and climbed to number one in the world rankings.

The 39-year-old Englishman, who won his sole Major at Merion in 2013, was struggling for form before a promising return to action at last week's Charles Schwab Challenge.

Rose, who also ditched Japanese club manufacturer Honma after a poor start to the current PGA Tour season, finished in a tie for third behind Daniel Berger at Colonial.

He became number one for the first time in September 2018 and returned to the top of the rankings in April 2019 but has since slipped to 14th following a series of lacklustre displays.

Encouraged by his Charles Schwab performance, Rose hopes that his split with Foley can lead to better things.

Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: "I made a lot of progress and wanted to keep that momentum going 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."

He added: "The door is open whenever I have questions or want his guidance, as he continues to be one of my closest friends."

Justin Rose is 29.00 to win the RBC Heritage, which starts at Harbour Town Golf Links on Thursday, and 46.00 to win his second Major at the 2020 PGA Championship in August.

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