Tackling home projects, watching movies with the family, exercising … you name it, this extended time at home has given us plenty of opportunity to check off the items on our personal to-do lists. For world No. 14 Justin Rose, the layoff created by the coronavirus has given him a stretch of time at home he never thought possible. Rose is a guy who’s used to traveling the world and being home for only a week or two at a time, so the layoff has certainly been unique … especially when it comes to “Dress up Sundays” at the Rose house.
GOLF.com’s Ryan Asselta recently caught up with Justin and his wife, Kate, while at home in the Bahamas. The couple dished on their weekly fun time with the kids, how they’re helping feed thousands of children around the world during this pandemic, and the idea that a Ryder Cup without fans could actually be very intense.
Ryan Asselta: You guys have spent this time off at home in the Bahamas. How has this extended time together been going?
Justin Rose: It’s been strange. (Laugh.) We’ve been learning to coexist, all together for so long. The gravity of the situation, obviously, makes it difficult to enjoy being home, but at the same time, it’s been important to try to find the silver lining in being home and spending time with Kate and the kids. It’s the longest I’ve ever been in one place since I was probably 16 years of age.
Ryan Asselta: Kate, you’re used to having Justin out on the road, sometimes weeks at a time. Now that he’s been home for a few months, have you guys had to almost re-learn each other’s quirks?