Justin Peter Rose MBE, a professional English golfer, was born on 30 July 1980. He plays most of his game on the PGA Tour while maintaining his European Tour membership. Rose won the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club his first major championship. He is the first English player since Nick Faldo in 1996 to win a major and the first American to win the U.S. Open after Tony Jacklin 1970. Rose won gold in the men’s singles tournament at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Rose, along with Hall of Fame members Gary Player and David Graham, Hale Irwin, Bernhard Langer, became the fifth golfer to win an official tournament on each continent. Rose was also runner-up twice at the Masters Tournament in 2015 and 2017.

When he was an amateur at the 1998 Open Championship, he first became famous. He made a dramatic shot from the rough at the fourth hole and tied for fourth. Rose won the 2007 Order of Merit at the European Tour. He was also ranked in the World top 10 between November 2007 & July 2008. Rose won the WGC-Cadillac Championship’s first World Golf Championship event in March 2012. He was subsequently ranked in the World top 10. He rose to 3rd in the world after finishing second to Tiger Woods at the 2013 Arnold Palmer Invitational. He rose to the number 2 spot in the world after the 2018 Open Championship. Rose rose to World Number 1 in Official World Golf Ranking after he lost to Keegan Bradley during a sudden-death playoff at the 2018 BMW Championship. Rose won the FedEx Cup Playoffs 2018 and its US$10 Million prizes.

Who Is Justin Rose And His Golf Career

Early years

Justin Rose is a golf prodigy, who was born and raised in Johannesburg. He started training at Tylney Park Golf Club when he was five years old before moving to England with his family. Once there, Rose trained at Southwood Golf Club for three years then Hartley Wintney G & CC where they lived until the age of sixteen when North Hants GC opened up near their home town of Hook just as it had done previously back in South Africa.

Early golf

In 1998, 17-year old Justin Rose burst into worldwide prominence by finishing in a tie for fourth at the Open Championship. He won a silver medal as an amateur and turned professional the following day.


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Rose and Kate met in 2005 while competing for the same team at a gymnastics competition. They were instantly attracted to each other due to their mutual physical similarities on top of being best friends; both are about 5’8″ tall with dark hair and brown eyes. In 2006 they fell passionately in love with one another after spending two weeks together at an all-women’s retreat near Riviera Maya, Mexico where Rose was recovering from injuries he sustained during training exercises overseas earlier that year. The couple has been happily married since December 2006 when they exchanged vows under rose vines covering an old stone archway outside Manhattan City Hall before more than 100 guests including family members and close friends who travelled by jet from London & New York just for this occasion!


When she was named Member of the Order of the British Empire in 2017, Rose became just one of six people to be honoured with this award for their contributions.


Justin Rose is an ambassador to the Golf Environment Awards. He has helped protect and preserve green spaces for future generations by advocating sustainable golf facilities that both reduce environmental impact, while also optimizing player experience with a variety of amenities like food carts or putting ranges.

Justin Rose works as an advocate for sustainable golf courses which means he helps conserve environmentally diverse areas in order to provide players with the best playing conditions on their rounds – whether it be from fewer hazards, easier putts due to quality green maintenance, shorter walks between holes thanks to strategically placed benches along routes through protected land.

Professional career

Rose had a difficult start to his professional career. Rose missed the cut in 21 consecutive events, including at the European Tour qualifying school. His first European Tour card was earned in 1999 when he placed 4th at the qualifying school. He lost his card the following season and had to retake his qualifying school where he placed 9th.

Rose quickly rose to prominence on the European Tour, despite his early struggles. He opened the 2001 season by securing consecutive second-place finishes, all in South Africa, his country of birth. He finished the year in the top 40 on the Order of Merit. In 2002, he won the Dunhill Championship in South Africa. He followed that up with three more victories. He won the Nashua Masters in South Africa, as well as a victory on the Japanese Golf Tour at Crowns Tournament. Then he won the Victor Chandler British Masters European Tour title, beating Ian Poulter in round 2.

Rose was ranked 33rd in the Official World Golf Ranking for 2003. Rose was able to get his PGA Tour card for 2004 as a non-member after he earned more than the 125th ranked golfer on the money list. He played mainly in America on the PGA Tour and maintained his European Tour membership. He had a poor year, falling out of the top 50 world rankings. However, he retained his tour card after netting more than a million dollars.

In 2005, his ranking continued to drop. In March, he announced that he would be quitting the European Tour in order to focus on the PGA Tour. He was still in good form and fell out of the top 100 by the middle year. He announced his intention to go back to the European Tour in August that year. He had his best result for the year in August, winning the Buick Championship. After three rounds, he fell to third place. He continued to be a PGA Tour player with a few more good results in 2005.

Rose was the leader of a PGA Tour tournament that reached the final round at the Canadian Open in September 2006. Rose fell short with a final round of 74, which put him further down the field. He finished second at the Valero Texas open and 47th on the money table with US$1.629 million in prize money. He won the Australian Masters in November 2006, his first title in four years. He reached number 26 in the world on April 7, 2007, thanks to his renewed consistency. This included a top-5 finish at 2007 Masters.

Justin Rose ATT National

Rose lost in a playoff at the 2007 BMW PGA Championship but rose into the top twenty of World Rankings for the first time. Rose had already reached a new career-high of 12 and was now the highest-ranked British golfer. Rose won the 2007 European Tour Order of Merit title in a thrilling finale to the Volvo Masters season. He won it in a playoff played on 4 November. Rose’s new world ranking of 7 made him the highest-ranked European golfer. He then moved up to sixth place in the rankings. Sean Foley, a Canadian golf instructor, has been coaching Rose since the end of 2009.

Rose finished third at the Honda Classic in 2010 and then won the Memorial Tournament with a final round of 66, beating Rickie Fowler by three strokes. It was his first victory on American soil. Rose and Rickie Fowler, the runner-up, had to attempt to qualify for U.S. Open. Both Rose and Rickie Fowler failed to qualify, raising questions about the U.S. Open’s qualifications. Rose was tied for ninth in the final round of his first tournament since his win at the Travelers Championship two weeks later. Rose’s good form continued the next week when he led by four shots at the end of three rounds. He shot an even-par 70 in the final round to win his second PGA Tour tournament, the AT&T National.

Rose was able to add to the two PGA Tour titles he won in 2010 and 2011 when he led by one stroke at the Transitions Championship’s final round. Rose shot a three-over-par 74 to finish five shots behind Gary Woodland. Rose won the BMW Championship in September 2011. This was the third FedEx Cup playoff event at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club. Rose won the BMW Championship, his third win on the PGA Tour in his career. Rose was 34th in the standings when he entered the playoff bubble. He knew that he would need a strong finish to qualify for the final East Lake Golf Club event. He was now 3rd in the standings, and he knew that if he wins the Tour Championship, he would be the FedEx Champion. Rose shot a flawless round of 63 on the opening day, which gave him a four-stroke lead going into the final round. Even though Rose had a late wobble at the par-five 15, Rose won by two strokes over John Senden. Rose didn’t have the same success at Tour Championship, however. A second-round 75 ended Rose’s chances of winning. Rose finished the tournament tied for 20th and 5th in the FedEx Cup Standings.


Justin Rose won the 2012 World Golf Championship at Doral Golf Resort & Spa. He finished one stroke ahead of American Bubba Watson. Rose was three strokes behind Watson when he entered the final round. However, after a strong final day of play, he had a two-stroke lead down the famously difficult par four 18th hole. After finding the right rough for his tee shot, he couldn’t get up and down from behind the green and made bogey. Watson was left with the difficult hole in the last group, which meant he needed to make a birdie. Watson made a great iron shot from the right-hand fairway to get within ten feet of Rose’s putt. Rose was unable to make the putt and rose returned to the top ten.

Rose tied for third at the 2012 PGA Championship. This was Rose’s best performance in a major championship. Rose shot a final-round score of 66, jumping 22 places up after his three rounds of 69-79-770.

Rose was a key player in Team Europe’s dramatic victory against the United States at the 2012 Ryder Cup. Rose holed putts of 10, 35, and 12 feet on the last three holes to defeat Phil Mickelson in the singles. This completed Europe’s dominance in the first five matches.

Rose defeated Lee Westwood in the final of the 8-man Turkish Airlines World Golf Final on 12 October 2012. Rose also defeated Tiger Woods in the semi-final after advancing from his group with an unbeaten record of 100%.


Rose was second to Tiger Woods in the Arnold Palmer Invitational on 25 March 2013. She also rose to third place in the world rankings, a career-high.

2013 U.S. Open

Rose won the U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club his maiden major championship by two strokes, beating Jason Day and Phil Mickelson. Rose became the first Englishman to win the U.S. Open in 43 years. He also ended a 17-year-old major drought for English golfers, which began with Nick Faldo’s 1996 Masters win.

Rose was two strokes behind Mickelson in the final round at one-over par. This after three rounds of 71,69,71 the previous three days. After bogeys on the 3rd, 5th and 4th holes, Rose found himself further behind. He also missed a birdie at that hole. He gained a share of first place with successive birdies at the 6th hole and the 7th. His birdie putt was misread on the 11th. This led to a bogey that made it back to one-over for the tournament. Meanwhile, Mickelson was holing the second shot from the fairway at the 10th to move in the lead. Rose responded by making birdies at the 12th & 13th to move into the lead. Rose was unable to get up from the greenside bunker on 14th, and Rose lost the lead on the 16th. A second bogey on 16th brought Rose back to par. Mickelson however made two bogeys on the 13th through 15th to stay one shot behind Rose.

Rose made a par at 17th and hit a 4-iron approach at 18th. This resulted in Rose reaching the clubhouse at one over par. Mickelson needed a birdie to tie Rose and force a playoff but he blocked his drive and couldn’t reach the green in two. Rose won his first major championship when Mickelson tried again, running his pitch shot from under the green to the pin. Rose was able to move up to the number three spot, which is equal to his career-high ranking.


Rose won the Quicken Loans national on 29 June 2014. She defeated Shawn Stefani at one hole. Both players were tied at 3 under par 72 holes later. Rose won the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open two weeks later.

Rose was the top points-getter at the 2014 Ryder Cup at the PGA Centenary Golf Course at Gleneagles Hotel. She scored 4 points in a 3-0-2 performance that helped Europe to a 16.5-11.5 win over the United States of America. This marked the third consecutive European victory and the 6th in the 7 previous playings of this event.


Rose tied for second at the 2015 Masters Tournament with Phil Mickelson, just behind Jordan Spieth. Rose’s score of 14-under 274 was also Mickelson’s, and the lowest score ever by a Masters runner-up. Rose won the Zurich Classic of New Orleans PGA Tour title in April[34]. He also won the UBS Hong Kong Open European Tour title in October.


Rose was publicly focused on Rio de Janeiro’s 2016 Olympics, where golf returned as a full event for only the second time since 1904 in St. Louis. Rose became the first player to score a hole in one in Olympic play on an opening day. He did this using a 7 iron and the 189-yard par-3 fourth hole at Gil Hanse’s Olympic Course in Barra da Tijuca. Rose was praised for having an inspiring effect on the Great Britain team. Rose later gave the ball from the hole-in-one to Nile Wilson, who would win a bronze medal at the horizontal bar.

Rose was tied at -15 on Sunday with Henrik Stenson, his Swedish playing partner. He had just won the 2016 Open Championship in Royal Troon and became the first Scandinavian man ever to win a major. Rose produced a backspin pitch, leaving him with a short birdie shot, which he converted to become the first golfer in 112 years to win Olympic gold. Stenson, who had just won the 2016 Open Championship at Royal Troon, was underhit and ultimately three-putted for the silver medal. After shooting 63 on Sunday, American Matt Kuchar won the bronze medal. Rose quickly brought his Olympic gold medal from Rio to The Barclays at Bethpage Black. He wore it around the neck of his putt, to the delight of his playing partner Phil Mickelson’s caddy Jim “Bones”, McKay, and to the cheers of the crowd.

Rose also qualified for the European team at the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National. This marks his fourth Ryder Cup appearance.


Rose and Brooks Koepka, at the 2018 U.S. Open.

Rose shot rounds 71-72 at The Masters in April 2017 to be among the few players below par. Rose shot a round of 67 for five-under to share the lead through 54 holes with Sergio Garcia. He shot seven birdies in his round, which led to a 31 on the back nine that put him in contention for his second major title. Rose lost to Garcia in a sudden-death playoff.

Rose won the WGC-HSBC Champions event by two strokes in October. After the third round, Rose was tied for fourth, eight strokes behind Dustin Johnson. Rose won the final round by two strokes, beating Johnson’s score of 77.

Rose was awarded the Turkish Airlines Open in November 2017. This Rolex Series event is a Rose Award.

Rose won the Indonesian Masters in December 2017. This event is part of the Asian Tour. This win made Rose the third golfer after Lee Westwood (2000), and Ernie Els (2005) to win all six International Federation of PGA Tours events.

Rose was officially announced as the host for the 2018 British Masters in December 2017. He succeeds Luke Donald, Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood. He chose to host the event at Walton Heath.

2018 US Open golfers


Rose won the Fort Worth Invitational in May 2018

Rose finished second at the 2018 Open Championship with a score of six under. Rose tied for second with a score of six-under-par at the 2018 Open Championship. This was his best score among all those who reached the final in each of the four major championships.

Rose was second at the Dell Technologies Championship in September 2018 and lost a playoff at the BMW Championship to Keegan Bradley. Rose rose to World Number One in Official World Golf Ranking after these finishes. Rose was T4 at the Tour Championship the next week to win the season-long FedEx Cup, and $10,000,000.

Rose was part of the winning European team at the 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National, outside Paris, France.

Rose won the Turkish Airlines Open title in a playoff against Li Haotong on 4 November 2018. Rose, Alex Noren and Jon Rahm became multiple Rolex Series winners. This was Rose’s first successful defence of his title. Rose was relegated to World Number One with this victory, which earned him $1,166,000. The World Number One ranking alternated between Rose, Brooks Koepka for the next three weeks. Rose then regained the World Number One ranking to start 2019.


Rose was relegated to World Number 1 in January 2019 and announced new sponsors. In a 10-club agreement, he switched from TaylorMade Golf Golf to Honma. He also switched to Bonobos from Adidas for his clothing. Rose cancelled the deal with Honma in May 2023, after he dropped from number one to number 14 in the Official World Golf Ranking.

Rose won the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course, La Jolla (California) on 27 January 2019.

Rose tied for third at the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pebble Beach, California on 16 June 2019.

Justin Rose Highlights