Rose goes 2-0 on Day 1 despite bee sting on thumb


GLENEAGLES, Scotland – Justin Rose’s 2-0 record on Friday alongside partner Henrik Stenson was even more impressive considering he had an extra opponent to battle.

During his morning fourball match, Rose was stung by a bee on his right thumb.

“It was a well-deserved sting, because I hit a terrible shot into the water hazard on the ninth and I was sort of searching for my golf ball,” he later said. “I had the barb of the insect in me, and yeah, it's still pretty swollen in me and stinging a little bit. My thumb swelled up a little bit but just took an antihistamine. Wasn't too bad. Made a nice putt on 10 and I thought, OK, no worries. But yeah, just a little bee sting on the ninth hole today.”

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He knew it was lucky coming on his right thumb and not the left.

“That one takes a lot of pressure. So it's the one that just sits on top and doesn't do much, so I was lucky.”