Is Justin Rose attacking LIV Golf players with this message?
We might be reading a little too much on this, but Justin Rose’s latest social media activity might be a bit of a dig at the aging Ryder Cup Europe players who have defected to LIV Golf.
Rose, 41, posted an interesting photo on her Twitter page this morning. It shows the Englishman dressed in a Ryder Cup Europe jersey and enjoying a coffee on a glorious summer morning, checking his phone.
He captioned the post: “If Carlsberg did Sunday mornings…”
Whether or not that’s a dig at LIV players, including Stenson, we’ll decide for you.
However, it could very well be seen as an intentional shot at aging European icons who have decided their professional future in golf hinges on the Saudi-backed series, led by Greg Norman.
Check the message below:
If Carlsberg did Sunday morning….. pic.twitter.com/dHFbcYSAyV
— Justin ROSE (@JustinRose99) July 24, 2022
What happened this week at LIV?
Earlier this week, Henrik Stenson confirmed his intention to play the LIV Golf series.
He will make his debut at the third 54-hole tournament of the series’ inaugural eight-event season.
Because Stenson decided to play LIV Golf events, he was stripped of his role as Ryder Cup Europe captain, an honor bestowed upon him in March.
The 46-year-old Swede claimed he made a deal with LIV so he could fulfill his obligations as skipper, but it’s clearly not gone well at the Ryder Cup Europe headquarters.
Stenson joined Ryder Cup Europe icons Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter, Sergio Garcia, Martin Kaymer, Paul Casey and Graeme McDowell in playing for LIV.
Rose definitely fits the profile of someone who could potentially play LIV in the future.
But the Englishman reportedly feels like he has unfinished business and wants to win on the PGA Tour again and tick off another major before retiring.
Rose was forced to withdraw from the 150th Open Championship at St Andrews due to injury.
He has made no secret of his love of playing in the Ryder Cup in the past and was reportedly furious at not being chosen to represent the Europeans to play Whistling Straits last September.
Captain Padraig Harrington picked Shane Lowry ahead of him.