RIO DE JANEIRO – What do you do with a gold medal? Where do you put it? How do you display it?
These are all things Justin Rose has already considered, even though he doesn’t yet have any answers.
“All fun little projects going forward,” he said Monday.
Rose quipped that he may build a mannequin, dress it with the Great Britain podium gear, put the gold medal on it and place it prominently in his house. He may build a special case for it. At any rate, it’ll be near his replica of the U.S. Open trophy that he won in 2013.
Rose has said all along that he didn’t want to compare an Olympic gold medal with a major championship. He was just fine with appreciating both for simply being special.
Part of what’s special about a gold medal is that you don’t have to give it back, like you do with the other major championship trophies. It’s also easier to travel with.
“It can be slipped in the hand luggage a lot easier and enjoyed,” he said.
While many guys are going to win tournaments over the next four years and many guys will win majors, Rose points out that he will have a little something to say to the guys on Tour for the next four years.
“There will be little ole me just bragging away about winning a gold medal for quite awhile,” he said. “We’re certainly going to have some fun with it.”