Justin Rose's caddie set to undergo heart surgery

Justin Rose And Mark Fulcher

Justin Rose will be without his regular caddie Mark Fulcher when he gets his first competitive round of 2019 underway later today at the Desert Classic.

Fulcher, who has been on the world No.1’s bag for more than a decade after teaming up with him at the 2008 Players Championship, confirmed on Twitter that he will miss the first few weeks of the year to undergo a heart operation.

• Justin Rose confirms golf's worst-kept secret

• Lee Westwood reiterates 2022 captaincy goal

• LET player's pay gap post sparks fiery Twitter debate

The procedure, reportedly to replace a heart valve, is expected to take place tomorrow.

Until such times as the man affectionately nicknamed ‘Fooch’ is able to return, Rose will have Gareth Lord caddying for him.

Lord, as you may recall, enjoyed a long and successful spell with Rose’s Ryder Cup teammate Henrik Stenson before the two called time on their partnership late last year.

Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
FOUR GOLF LESSONS WITH STEVE JOHNSTON – BIG CHANGES! (Epic Mission EP 7)
Epic Mission
play button
A ROUND WITH MARC WARREN (Epic Mission EP 6)
Epic Mission
play button
Motocaddy S1 & Pro-Series REVIEW & GIVEAWAY
Motocaddy
play button
MASTER YOUR SHORT GAME (Epic Mission EP 5)
Epic Mission
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

BBC loses remaining live TV rights for The Masters
bunkered Fantasy Golf '19 ready for grandstand finish
Robert MacIntyre on brink of world’s top 50
Callaway launches new site for pre-owned gear
Another Scottish golf club goes to the wall

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods puts new irons in the bag
New Fife golf course gets go ahead
REVIEW - Adare Manor, Ireland's rejuvenated masterpiece
Win a spot in the ASI Scottish Open Pro-Am with Hilton
Padraig Harrington targets 2020 Ryder Cup captaincy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
Increase your shoulder turn and improve your golf
Callaway
play button
How a stronger grip can lead to extra distance
Watch
play button
Increasing your shoulder turn
Callaway
play button
How to create more body turn
Callaway
See all videos right arrow