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|U.S. Open champ Justin Rose will continue to use TaylorMade clubs after extending his deal.|
Oftentimes after winning a first major championship, golf professionals will change equipment companies to cash in on their new-found fame and fortune. That's not the case with reigning U.S. Open champion Justin Rose.
Less than a year after his triumph at Merion, the world's fourth-ranked player will continue to play TaylorMade clubs and wear the company's Ashworth brand of clothing, according to a news release.
Terms of the deal were not released. Rose first signed with TaylorMade in 1999.
Rose, who is suffering from mild tendinitis in his right shoulder, will delay the start of his season and won't play this week's Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship or next week's Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines. His agent at Excel Sports, Mark Steinberg, said Rose is likely to start his year in February.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.