World No 1 on the PGA circuit Justin Rose was all smiles after recently winning the Turkish Airlines Open, but little did the English golfer knew that despite winning the title and reclaiming his No 1 ranking he would still end up losing his sponsors.
Yes it is indeed surprising the 38-year-old golfer has been dumped by his sponsorers Taylor Made the company with whom Rose’s contract was finishing at the end of this year. The brand decided against renewal as they look to invest their money at younger players. That brand splashed £80 million last year to sign Rory McIlroy, 29, for a ten-year contract.
Not only Taylor Made but their former sister company Adidas is also unlikely to renew the contract of the 38-year-old golfer whose contract runs out in the middle of 2019.
Inspite of losing two major brands Rose has already lined up a deal with Japanese club manufacturers Honma.
The 2013 US Open champion will be targeting more Majors over the next few years to consolidate his position on the top. Speaking to The Sun he said: “Yeah, I think winning more Majors will be the priority, for sure. That’s what I’m interested in. Trying to chase down as many as I can. “You’ve seen players like Phil Mickelson and Pádraig Harrington have had hot spells towards the end of their careers where they have amassed two or three really quickly.
Rose will be next seen in action at next week’s DP World Tour Championship, the European Tour’s season finale, before heading to the Bahamas for the Hero World Challenge.