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What's In My Bag? Justin Rose

July 2008
AGE: 27 / LIVES: Orlando, Fla. / STORY: Won 2007 European Tour Order of Merit with win at Volvo Masters; Top 12 at each Major in 2007.
BIRKDALE REVISITED
I don't reflect on what I did there in 1998 (a pitch-in at the 72nd hole to finish tied for fourth in the British Open as a 17-year-old amateur). It's another life ago. In a lot of ways, it became a big distraction, so I guess I had to forget it and get on with my career and my life. I was known for it for so long that it became a bit of a negative, which is a shame.
July 2008
BUILDING BLOCKS
I think I might have been an architect if not for golf. I never studied that at school, but I built a house in Orlando and really enjoyed that whole process.
SUCCESSFUL TRANSPLANT
Though I think it's important for me to keep my ties and to play my minimum on the European tour, I definitely like the life on the PGA Tour. I think every tournament feels like a big, staged event. It's a very easy tour to play; everything is done for us out here. There's no jet lag. It's a really easy place to come and train.
WITH AN EXCEPTION OR TWO
I miss a good bacon sandwich. And a good Indian curry. And tea -- you guys are useless making English Tea.
STAYING ON LINE
I've used these orange sticks (they look like driveway markers) for alignment practice quite religiously for the last two years.
9s ARE WILD
My lucky number 99 is on my TaylorMade TP Red LDP. I switched to this ball for its spin control.
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