Justin Rose

Justin Rose turned professional in 1998 when he was 17. He has picked up one major victory at the US Open in 2013.

Birthday 07/30/1980

Birthplace Johannesburg, South Africa

Official World Golf Ranking 5th

Height 6ft, 3in

Best results in Majors:

Masters – T2 (2015)

US Open – 1st (2013)

Open Championship – 4th (2013)

PGA Championship – 3rd (2012)

Rose first broke onto the scene in 1998 when he finished tied fourth as an amateur in the British Open at Royal Birkdale. He won the silver medal as leading amateur and the next day he turned professional.

Rose also enjoys the limelight of the Ryder Cup. He has played in the 2008, 2012 and 2014 tournaments, winning two of these. Rose’s putt during the Miracle in Medinah has gone down in Ryder Cup history.

With two holes to play and being one down against Phil Mickelson, the task was huge. On the 17th, Rose produced a special 50-foot breaking putt to take them all square going up 18. The Englishman had the momentum and produced a brilliant approach shot and putt to win the tie on the last hole.

In 2013, Rose won the US Open at Merion after a brilliant final round. He clinched his maiden major title to become the first Englishmen to win the US Open for 43 years.

Rose won by two shots from Phil Mickelson and Jason Day. He also became the first Englishman to win a major since Nick Faldo back in 1996.

The talented Englishman has been very consistent in major championships and has come very close to winning all four majors. He came close to winning the illustrious Masters green jacket in 2015 but finished tied second with Phil Mickelson and four shots behind winner Jordan Spieth.

Rose’s most recent victory came at the 2015 UBS Hong Kong Open. He was trailing Denmark’s Lucas Bjerregaard by two strokes with nine holes to play but he forced his way to the top, finishing one stroke ahead on 17-under-par.