Major Motivation for Rose at Bethpage
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — Justin Rose sees uniqueness in the PGA Championship because, well, it doesn’t have a specific identity.
Unlike the Masters and its green jacket, the U.S. Open and its “toughest test in golf” character, and the British Open with its links-style golf and often inclement weather, the PGA doesn’t stand out in individuality.
It is, of course, a major title, and one that Rose — and every other golfer in the 156-man field — covets.
“I’ve always felt that the PGA Championship is the championship that probably doesn’t have an identity in terms of a style of golf,” said Rose, who owns one major, the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion, and a third, fourth and ninth in his 16 previous PGAs. “You know, I feel like it’s dependent on the golf course. It’s dependent on the time of year. And it doesn’t try to sort of fit in any particular category.