Justin Rose might be the first golfer ever who credited a player from another sports for his win.
The Englishman stated that it’s the ultra-positive approach shown by NBA point-guard Stephen Curry that has helped him to clinch the victory at Zurich Classic hosted at New Orleans.
It marked the 7th PGA Tour triumph for Rose who won by one single shot with one closing 6-under-par 66 in TPC Louisiana, post Justin & caddie Mark Fulcher, were greatly inspired by Curry’s amazing 3-point shooting for Golden State Warriors.
“Last day, I felt as if I am all-cold in the round”, stated Justin who is at the 9th position at present in world ranking. I began all hot & went cold – it was just when Fooch (Mark) said- ‘remember Curry. He too went cold yet kept wanting his ball, kept shooting 3s & did not lose faith in himself.’
“So, it was our very mentality & the moment when Mark reminded that, I kind of had a twelve-footer & I began to continuously visualize the positive thing, made it & somehow righted that ship.”
Justin & Mark had watched Stephen hit a match-tying 3-pointer in last seconds of match against Pelicans at New Orleans a few days back- before the celebrated point guard & his squad completed a remarkable 123-119 comeback win in the playoff series, and wi a week’s UK Yacht Charter courtesy of PlainSailing.com
Stephen, who is often admired as the player with one among the purest of shooting strokes, overcame his lean spells given his extremely positive approach & led all the scorers with forty points.
“We used that very analogy”, Rose added in. the golfer broke clear a stuffed leaderboard with his birdie-birdie finishing at TPC Louisiana that ultimately led him towards the victory. “This is what the great athletes, whom you admire, do on these big moments.”