Golf equipment rumours have surfaced this week that Justin Rose will not be the only high-profile Tour pro joining Honma Golf at the beginning of 2019.
According to Golfweek, Rose is expected to end his 20-year contract with TaylorMade to join forces with the luxury Japanese equipment company.
Industry sources believe Europe's highest-ranked player will stick with his TaylorMade woods until he's comfortable transitioning into Honma clubs - something Jordan Spieth is currently experiencing with Titleist right now.
It is expected that Rose will remain with the TaylorMade TP5 ball moving forwards.
Former TaylorMade CEO Mark King - who signed Rose to TaylorMade two decades ago - joined Honma Golf this year to help the brand expand into markets outside of Asia; perhaps another clue as to Honma Golf's plan to snap up Rose for 2019.
Golfweek is reporting that Rose will be joined at Honma Golf in 2019 by "at least one high-profile player already signed and possibly as many as two more names."
Rose lost his world number one ranking back to Brooks Koepka today, despite neither player competing on Tour last week. However, the Englishman can bounce back to the summit of world golf with a strong showing in Dubai this week.
We'll have more details as they emerge.