World No. 1 Justin Rose won’t have his trusty looper by his side for this week and a handful of upcoming events.
Golf Channel’s George Savaricas reported that Rose’s long-time caddie, Mark Fulcher, is having heart surgery in New York City on Thursday. Fulcher is having a heart valve replaced and will be out for an undetermined amount of him as he recovers.
Fulcher also tweeted the news on Wednesday.
Very grateful that @gareth_lord is working for the boss @JustinRose99 the next few weeks…. little heart surgery required .. hopefully be back sooner than later … grateful for all the support I’ve had … Come On Rosey #
— Dick fulchers lad (@Fooch1993) January 15, 2019
Henrik Stenson’s former caddie, Gareth Lord, will be on Rose’s bag until Fulcher returns. Savaricas said Fulcher is hoping to return for the Florida swing.