|Date of birth:
|30 July 1980
|Johannesburg, South Africa
|Orlando, Florida, U.S. London, England, UK
|PGA Tour (joined 2003) European Tour (joined 1999)
Justin Rose was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1980. He currently plays on the PGA Tour but still retains his membership on the European Tour. His first major tournament win was at the 2013 edition of the U.S. Open, which propelled him into history books for being the first English player to take home the win since 1996 Nick Faldo’s achievement, and also the first to win it since Tony Jacklin in 1970.
The golfer won gold at the Rio de Janeiro’s 2016 Summer Olympic when he competed at the men’s individual tournament. That victory improved his standings at the Hall of Fame as one of the five golfers to have won official tournaments organised on all six continents that hold golf tournaments. He participated in the Masters Tournament but has only managed to clinch the runner-up position twice, in 2015 and 2017.
Justin Rose first became prominent in 1998 when competing at the 1998 Open Championship and he managed to hole a dramatic shot that accorded him a tie for the 4th slot. He took home the win for the 2007 Order of Merit, an event under the European Tour. He has featured in the top 10 of the world’s ranking for 34 weeks and that was on November 07 and July 08. The golfer won his first World Golf Championship at the WGC Cadillac Championship.
Rose moved to England where his love for the sport was nurtured since age 5. By the time he reached 14 years old, Rose was already a +3 handicap. He competed in the Walker Cup as a 17 years old in 1997.
Rose turned professional but found the sport to be quite competitive. In fact, he missed out on the first 21 consecutive events for failing to make the cut. However, his career took off when he established himself on the European Tour. In 2002, he won his first professional event at the Dunhill Championship. Currently, he has about 19 PGA Tour wins under his belt.