Ryder Cup 2018: Did Justin Rose simply throw shade at Workforce USA’s stars? | Golf


SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France — Justin Rose sounded a warning to Workforce USA’s star-studded line-up as he declared that reputations imply nothing on the Ryder Cup.

A lot of the discuss within the build-up to this week’s showdown right here at Le Golf Nationwide has centered on the spectacular depth of Jim Furyk’s crew, boasting three of the world’s prime 4 gamers, six of the final eight main winners and a resurgent Tiger Woods.

Workforce Europe, in the meantime, has 5 rookies, and there are doubts over their skill to increase the continent’s 25-year unbeaten run on dwelling soil.

Nevertheless, Rose, the 2018 FedEx Cup winner, insists the Ryder Cup makes no particular allowances for stature and feels Europe has simply the suitable mix.

“I feel we’ve got a pleasant combine, a extremely, very nice combine,” the Olympic champion stated.

“I feel some rookies might be inspirational. They’ll simply actually relish it and put factors on the board, and as soon as they get a style for placing factors on the board, they’re as harmful as anyone on the market.

“We’ve seen many great gamers who haven’t got nice Ryder Cup information; I feel it is vital to not place an excessive amount of significance on stature.

“Eighteen-hole match play is what it’s. Anyone can win. That is why the Dell Match Play championship modified its format [from a straight knockout to a group stage] as a result of the No. 1 seed stored getting knocked out within the first rounds and the sponsors did not prefer it.

“On the finish of the day, reputations do not imply a terrific deal right here. It is the gamers who discover the inspiration on the day.”

Rose additionally welcomed Thomas Bjorn’s resolution to make Henrik Stenson a captain’s decide, having loved previous Ryder Cup success alongside the Swede.

“He is a implausible man. He is obtained an excellent humorousness,” Rose stated.

“His caddie, as effectively, has nice relationships throughout the crew and a terrific relationship with my caddie.

“If Henrik and I had been to play collectively this week, it is not simply me and him that get on very well, it is our fourball, the 2 caddies as effectively create an superior dynamic. I feel that is really an vital a part of it.

“I used to be delighted he was going to be a part of the crew. There was by no means a doubt he was going to be a part of the crew.

“He is the sort of skilled participant you wish to have, and I feel from a captain’s perspective, he is one among your dependable guys on the market that you should lean on.”

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