LONDON (Reuters) – Former world number one Justin Rose and his wife Kate are to sponsor a new women’s series in Britain starting this month.
FILE PHOTO: Golf – European Tour – Alfred Dunhill Links Championship – St Andrews, Britain – September 28, 2019 England’s Justin Rose during the third round Action Images via Reuters/Lee Smith/File Photo
The Rose Ladies Series will comprise seven one-day events for British professionals, beginning on June 18 at Brockenhurst Manor Golf Club in Hampshire.
One of the tournaments will take place at Royal St George’s that was supposed to host the British Open this year. No fans will be allowed but Sky Sports will broadcast the events.
Rose, the reigning Olympic champion, said he felt compelled to get involved because while he is preparing to make a return to the PGA Tour this week, women’s professional golf tournaments will not resume until late July.
“Professional sports people are not machines — we cannot just power on and go. We…
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