Rose has a new 10-club contract with Japanese club maker Honma after playing TaylorMade clubs for 20 years, and he’ll have a new putter in the bag as well. His longtime caddie, Mark Fulcher, is scheduled to have heart surgery Thursday and will be replaced temporarily by Henrik Stenson’s former caddie, Gareth Lord. Rose has played La Quinta, but not the PGA West Courses, which weren’t in the rotation when he played in the desert previously. Add his position as No. 1, and the new year has a whole new look.
Source: latimes.com – Los Angeles Times