Limited-Edition Apparel Pieces Pay Tribute to U.S. Open Championship Victories of Justin Rose and Retief Goosen
Carlsbad, Calif. (June 9, 2014) – Ashworth Golf, the most authentic golf brand dedicated to bringing modern style to the golf course, today announced the release of the next phase of the Ashworth Majors Series, featuring two limited-edition golf shirts inspired by the U.S. Open Championship victories of Justin Rose (2013) and Retief Goosen (2001 and 2004).
Incorporating elements specific to each player’s major tournament win, Ashworth designers utilized premium fabrics and unique contrast threads throughout to ensure a piece distinctly representative of each player. Each shirt in the series is individually numbered inside of the placket, with the total quantity produced matching the winning player’s total score.
The second and third golf shirts in the Ashworth Major Series collection are dedicated to Justin Rose’s victory at the 2013 U.S. Open Championship at Merion Golf Club and the ten year anniversary of Retief Goosen’s victory at the 2004 U.S. Open Championship at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club. It was his second major victory, having also previously won the U.S. Open Championship in 2001.
Rose’s piece, limited to 281 total units, features his signature embroidered inside the back neck, white contrast piping on the chest and sleeve cuff, and has the historic date of his major championship stamped on the second placket button.
“I wore Ashworth when I won my first major championship at Merion and I’m proud to wear it on tour every week,” said Rose. “I’m honored by this special piece commemorating my U.S. Open Championship and look forward to having it on as I defend my championship at Pinehurst this year.”
Goosen’s commemorative shirt is limited to 276 units, matching his winning score at the 2004 U.S. Open Championship. Similar to Rose’s golf shirt, Goosen’s limited-edition piece has his embroidered signature in the back neck and contrast coloring on a rib-knit collar in addition to the date of his major championship victory on the second placket button.
“I genuinely love the style and feel of Ashworth Golf apparel,” said Goosen. “To have a golf shirt designed to celebrate my major victory is an honor, and I’m proud to wear it on the tenth anniversary of my second U.S. Open Championship victory.”
Both Rose and Goosen will wear their special-designed golf shirts during first round play at The U.S. Open Championship at Pinehurst.
Available in limited quantities, the Justin Rose and Retief Goosen Ashworth Majors Series golf shirts will be available exclusively at ashworthgolf.com at an MSRP of $100 USD.
SOURCE: TaylorMade, Ashworth