Justin Rose announced himself to the golfing world when, as a 17 year old amateur he pitched in at the last hole in the 1998 Open Championship at Royal Birkdale G.C., a shot that claimed him 4th place. With that shot Justin captured the imagination of the British public and the rest of the golfing world.
In the 14 years following the dramatic scenes at Birkdale, Justin has proven himself as one of the World’s leading golfers, winning the European Tour Order of Merit in 2007 and reaching No.6 in the World in 2008. He was also the best performing rookie of both teams in the 2008 Ryder Cup.
In 2010, Justin was billed as one of the World’s hottest golfer with two victories on the PGA Tour in the space of a 4 week period. His maiden victory in the US came at the famous Jack Nicklaus Memorial tournament and he was close to making it two wins in two events at the Travelers Championship. Following the disappointment of letting a final round lead slip from his grasp, Justin showed his depth in character to go on to secure his 2nd win in the US just a week later at the AT&T National.
2011 was another exceptional year with a further victory on the PGA Tour at the BMW Championship. He backed this up with ten top 15 finishes on the European and PGA Tours, to include 3rd place at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and 5th at the Transitions Championships. He rounded 2011 off by coming 2nd at the World Cup in China.
2012 saw Justin become the World’s 4th best golfer - his highest ever world ranking. He started the year with an impressive run at the Masters, finishing 8th, and followed this with his biggest win to date at the WGC – Cadillac Championship. This win makes Justin one of just 3 Brits to have won 4 events or more on the PGA Tour. He then almost won the FedEx series Tour Championship and was full of confidence going into the Ryder Cup at Medinah. He claimed an impressive 3 points for the team including a remarkable win against Mickelson in the singles. Justin rounded off 2012 by winning the Turkish Airlines World Finals, an event featuring the top 8 players in the World, and also by finishing 2nd at the season ending DP World Tour Championship having posted a thrilling final day 62.
He has kicked off the 2013 season in sublime form as well finishing 2nd at the HSBC Abu Dhabi Championships, and top 10 finishes at the Honda Classic, WGC Cadillac, Arnold Palmer Invitational and Memorial. His greatest achievement to date came when he won the US Open Championship in fine form at Merion. This historic win is Justin's first Major victory, which ended a 43 year English drought in the US Open, and a 17 year wait for an English Major Champion.