Justin Rose, who changed irons 11 hours before the start of the tournament… won the championship in 4 years
The behind-the-scenes story of Justin Rose (England), who became the first European player to win the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, which was run crippled by bad weather, is a hot topic. The irons were changed 11 hours before the opening of the tournament, and it was connected to a championship in four years.
According to US Golf Digest, Rose visited the Pebble Beach driving range for practice on Tuesday, two days before the tournament opened, and met Ben Shomin, the Cobra Club’s tour lap. Rose, who had known Ben for a long time, said, “I’m interested in Cobra’s new iron products.”
Since 2020, Rose has not signed a club use contract with a specific supply company, so it was not a problem even if he suddenly changed the club. Rose had already tested TaylorMade’s P-730, Mizuno MP-20, TaylorMade P-7MC, and Titleist 620 MB irons in order to escape the slump.
But Rose, unable to find an iron she liked, turned her attention to the Cobra Club at the last moment, as if by a twist of fate. Rose had experience using Cobra irons when she was a teenager, so she wasn’t against it. Receiving Rose’s request, Cobra hurriedly assembled the desired club and delivered it on Wednesday morning. And just 20 minutes later, Rose met with Ben again and asked for a change of grip and shaft. 스포츠토토
Rose, who liked the Cobra products he tested, ended up winning by playing with a suddenly changed iron 11 hours before the start of the tournament. He had a hole-in-one on Friday at Spygrass Hill and an eagle on Sunday at Pebble Beach. In the par 5 hole 6, with 215 yards left, the second shot hit with a 4-iron was attached to a 2.5m pin and connected to an eagle. All of them are harvests made with Cobra irons that were replaced just before the competition.
On the final day of the tournament, which ended on the 7th (Korean time) at Pebble Beach Golf Links (par 72) in California, USA, Rose reduced 3 more strokes and won the championship by 3 strokes with a final total of 18 under par 269 strokes. Rose, who won the championship four years after winning the Farmers Insurance Open in 2019, received a prize of 1.62 million dollars (about 2 billion won).