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Justin Rose has announced that he and long-time swing coach Sean Foley have parted company. 

The Telegraph broke the news that the Englishman has ended his working relationship with the Canadian after 11 hugely successful years together. 

During their time working together, Rose went from outwith the world’s top-50 to world No.1, winning a major, bagging multiple PGA Tour titles, claiming an Olympic gold medal and becoming a stalwart of the European Ryder Cup team along the way. 

It is understood that he has no plans to replace Foley. 

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“I spent the past three months working on my game at home,” Rose told The Telegraph. “I made a lot of progress and wanted to keep that momentum going when I returned to competition. I felt it was a good time to take complete ownership of my swing and game. That idea is something Sean has always wanted for me. 

“I am grateful for the successes I had under his tutelage and the career goals I was able to achieve. The door is open whenever I have questions or want his guidance, as he continues to be one of my closest friends.”

This is the latest big change that Rose, who turns 40 next month, has made in recent times. 

Last year, he split with his caddie of more than a decade, Mark Fulcher. He also ended his relationship with Japanese equipment manufacturers Honma just weeks ago, little more than a year into a multi-year partnership.

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Rose is the latest big name to dispense with the services of Canadian Foley. Tiger Woods famously had a short-lived spell working with him, whilst Lee Westwood, Hunter Mahan and Sean O’Hair are others to have dropped him in recent times.

He is, however, still working with former Masters champion Danny Willett, as well as hotly-tipped US rising-star Cameron Champ. 


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Michael McEwan is the Deputy Editor of bunkered and has been part of the team since 2004. In that time, he has interviewed almost every major figure within the sport, from Jack Nicklaus, to Rory McIlroy, to Donald Trump. The host of the multi award-winning bunkered Podcast and a member of Balfron Golfing Society, Michael is the author of three books and is the 2023 PPA Scotland 'Writer of the Year' and 'Columnist of the Year'. Dislikes white belts, yellow balls and iron headcovers. Likes being drawn out of the media ballot to play Augusta National.

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