Name:Justin Peter Rose
Born:July 30, 1980 in Johannesburg, S Africa.
Original/Home Club:Hartley Wintney GC and North Hants GC, Hampshire.
Turned Pro:1998 (aged 17)
MAJORS (1): US Open (2013). Olympic Games gold medal (2016, Rio). Ryder Cup player (2008, '12, '14, '16, '18). Walker Cup player (1997). Multiple wins on the European, US PGA, Sunshine, Australasian, Asian and Japan Tours. European Tour Order of Merit winner (2007). FedEx Cup Champion (2018). Has held the official ranking of world's No.1 male golfer. Appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire, MBE (2017).
Rose first came to prominence at the 1998 Open Championship, where, as a 17-year old, he holed a memorable pitch shot from the rough at the final hole to finish in a tie for fourth. He turned professional the following day, but his early professional career didn't quite match that heady day at Royal Birkdale. Rose earned his European Tour card in 1999, but failed to retain it the following season. He missed the cut in his first 21 professional events.
Despite these early struggles, Rose worked hard on his game, becoming an established star on the European and US top-flight tours. Amongst an impressive and growing number of European Tour, PGA Tour and other international wins, two victories standout. In 2013 Rose recorded his first major championship success, winning the U.S. Open on the famed East course at Merion Golf Club. In Rio de Janeiro in 2016, with men's golf making an Olympic Games comeback after a 112-year absence, Rose again showcased his sublime golfing talent. Rose took the gold medal for Team GB, edging-out his good friend Henrik Stenson (Swe) who took the silver medal.
As Rose matured into his twentieth year as a professional, his standing as one of England's greatest ever golfers continued to grow. In 2018 he became the world's No.1 male golfer for the first time. He also scooped the highly lucrative FedEx Cup in a nail-biting finish at East Lake GC in Atlanta.
Played as the Farmers Insurance Open (Jan 24-27). Second-placed Adam Scott (Aus) finished 2 shots behind Rose (Eng), who recorded his tenth PGA Tour win ... the most by an Englishman in the post-World War II era. [South course, Torrey Pines, La Jolla, CA; earlier rounds on North & South courses].
Justin Rose (Eng) won the PGA Tour 2017-18 season-long points chase, to capture the FedExCup and $10 million bonus. Tiger Woods (USA) was second with 2,219 pts; Bryson DeChambeau (USA) was third with 2,188 pts. The Cup is awarded based on points earned during the regular PGA Tour season and in the four playoff events.
Played as the Turkish Airlines Open (Nov 1-4; sixth of eight European Tour Rolex Series events). Defending champion Justin Rose (Eng) beat Haotong Li (China) with a par at the first playoff hole (par-4 18th). The win allowed Rose to reclaim the No.1 spot in the official world golf rankings. [Carya GC, Belek, nr Antalya, Turkey].
Rose (Eng) recorded the lowest 2018 season-long stroke average on the European Tour. Tommy Fleetwood (Eng) was second with 69.58; Jon Rahm (Esp) was third with 69.67.
Played as the Fort Worth Invitational (May 24-27). Second-placed Brooks Koepka (USA) finished 3 shots behind Justin Rose (Eng), who secured his ninth PGA Tour title with a final round 6-under 64. [Colonial CC, Ft Worth, TX].
Played as the WGC-HSBC Champions (Oct 26-29) (co-sanctioned by world's leading mens professional tours). Second-placed Henrik Stenson (Swe), Dustin Johnson (USA) and Brooks Koepka (USA) finished 2 shots behind Rose (Eng), who claimed his second WGC title. [Sheshan Intl GC, Shanghai, China].
Played as the Turkish Airlines Open (Nov 2-5; sixth of eight European Tour Rolex Series events). Second-placed Nicolas Colsaerts (Belg) and Dylan Fritelli (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Justin Rose (Eng), who recorded back-to-back wins, having won the WGC-HSBC Champions a week earlier. [Carya GC, Belek, nr Antalya, Turkey].
Played as the Indonesian Masters (Dec 14-17; Asian Tour season-ending event). Second-placed Phachara Khongwatmai (Thai) finished 8 shots behind first-time Asian Tour winner Justin Rose (Eng), who scorched to victory with opening and closing rounds of 62 (-10). [Royale Jakarta GC, Jakarta, Indonesia].
Played as the Men's Individual golf event (Aug 11-14; Summer Olympic Games XXXI). Henrik Stenson (Swe; silver medal) finished 2 shots behind Rose (GB; gold medal). Matt Kuchar (USA; bronze medal) finished 1 shot behind Stenson. The return of men's golf to the Olympic Games after an absence of 112 years gave Rose the opportunity to become only the third man ever to win an Olympic gold medal for golf. [Olympic Crse, Reserva da Marapendi, Barra de Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro].
Played as the Zurich Classic of New Orleans (April 23-26). Second-placed Cameron Tringale (USA) finished 1 shot behind Justin Rose (Eng), whose closing round 66 gave him a course record total of 266, and his seventh PGA Tour win. [TPC Louisiana, Avondale, nr New Orleans, LA].
Played as the UBS Hong Kong Open (Oct 22-25; Asian/Eurpn Trs event). Second-placed Lucas Bjerregaard (Den) finished 1 shot behind Rose (Eng), who claimed his eighth European Tour win. [Hong Kong GC, Fanling; composite of 10 holes from Eden course, 8 from the New].
Played as the Aberdeen Asset Mgt Scottish Open (July 10-13). Second-placed Kristoffer Broberg (Swe) finished 2 shots behind Justin Rose (Eng), who recorded his second straight win, following his win in the PGA Tour's Quicken Loans National. [Royal Aberdeen GC, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen].
Played as the Quicken Loans National (June 26-29; formerly AT&T National). Rose (Eng) beat Shawn Stefani (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole. [Congressional CC, Bethesda, MD].
The US Open (113th) (June 13-16). Second-placed Jason Day (Aus) and Phil Mickelson (USA) finished 2 shots behind first-time major championship winner Rose (Eng), the first Briton to win this event in 43 years. Mickelson, celebrating his 43rd birthday on the final day, finished second for the sixth time in the US Open. [East Course, Merion GC, Ardmore, nr Philadelphia, PA].
Played as the WGC-Cadillac Championship (March 8-11). Second-placed Bubba Watson (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time WGC winner Rose (Eng). [Blue Monster course, Doral Golf Resort, Miami, FL].
Played as the BMW Championship (Sept 15-18; third of four FedExCup playoff events). Second-placed John Senden (Aus) finished 2 shots behind Justin Rose (Eng). [No.4 Dubsdread course, Cog Hill G&CC, Lemont, nr Chicago, IL].
Played as The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance (June 3-6). Second-placed Rickie Fowler (USA) finished 3 shots behind Rose (Eng). [Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, nr Columbus, OH].
Played as the AT&T National (July 1-4). Second-placed Ryan Moore (USA) finished 1 shot behind Rose (Eng), who recorded a second win in his last three PGA Tour starts. [Aronimink GC, Newton Square, PA].
Played as the Volvo Masters (Nov 1-4; Eurpn Tr season-ending event). Rose (Eng) beat Simon Dyson (Eng) and Søren Kjeldsen (Den) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. Rose also clinched the season-long European Tour Order of Merit. [Valderrama GC, San Roque, Spain].
Rose (Eng) won the Harry Vardon Trophy as the European Tour 2007 Order of Merit winner, with earnings of €2,944,945 on the Tour. Ernie Els (RSA) was second with €2,496,237; Padraig Harrington (Ire) was third with €2,463,742.
Played as the MasterCard Masters (Nov 23-26; Aus/Eurpn Tr event; Eurpn Tr 2007 season). Second-placed Richard Green (Aus) and Greg Chalmers (Aus) finished 2 shots behind Rose (Eng). [Huntingdale GC, Oakleigh South, Melbourne].
Played as the Nashua Masters (Feb 7-10; Sunshine Tr 2001/02 season). Second-placed Titch Moore (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Rose (Eng), who birdied the final hole to win. [Wild Coast Sun CC, Port Edward, Eastern Cape].
Played as The Crowns - International Invitation Golf (May 2-5; Japan Tr event; aka the Chunichi Crowns). Second-placed Prayad Marksaeng (Thai) finished 5 shots behind first-time Japan Tour winner Rose (Eng). [Wago course, Nagoya GC, Aichi, Japan].
Played as the Victor Chandler British Masters (May 30-Jun 2). Second-placed Ian Poulter (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Rose (Eng), who recorded his second European Tour win. [Marquess course, Woburn GC, nr Milton Keynes, Bucks].
Played as the Dunhill Championship (Jan 17-20; Sunshine/European Trs event). Second-placed Mark Foster (Eng), Retief Goosen (RSA) and Martin Maritz (RSA) finished 2 shots behind 21-year-old Justin Rose (Eng), who recorded his first European Tour win in his 86th start on the Tour. [Houghton GC, Johannesburg, RSA].
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