This is the Player Profile of the South African-born English professional golfer, Justin Rose. Get all the important details about Justin Rose in this article.
Basic Details of Justin Rose
Full Name: Justin Peter Rose
Date of Birth: 30th July, 1980
Place of Birth: Johannesburg, South Africa
Height: 6ft 2 ½ m (1.89 m)
Residence: London, UK and Orlando, Florida, USA
Professional Details of Justin Rose
Turned Pro: in 1998
Best Performance by Justin Rose in the Majors
The Masters Tournament: T5 – 2007
The Open Championship: T4 – 1998
US Open: Winner – 2013
The PGA Championship – T3 -2012
Other Achievements and Awards won by Justin Rose
European Tour Order of Merit – 2007
Early and Personal Life of Justin Rose
Justin Rose was born in Johannesburg, South Africa to English parents. He moved to England when he was just five years old and took the golf seriously as he grew up. He started playing his gold at the Tylney Park Golf near Fleet, Hampshire where he was living. He was only 11 when he first broke 70 and he played the Walker Cup when he was just 17 years old.
After becoming a pro when he was 18, he immediately drew the attention of the golf fans and critics by not only winning a dramatic shot from the rough which was about 50 yards for a birdie on the 18th hole at the Open Championship in 1998. Not only this he even tied at No.4 in his first ever major championship.
In December 2006, Justin Rose married to his long-term girlfriend Kate Phillips, who also was an international gymnast. In 2009 the couple was blessed with a baby boy Leo and in 2012 a baby girl Lottie was born. Justin Rose lives in Lake Nona in Florida, USA and also occupies a flat in London’s suburb of Putney.
Professional Career of Justin Rose
Justin Rose had a bumpy start to his professional career, but he kept on struggling and soon became one of the leading players on the European Tour. He won his first ever professional event in his country of birth South Africa when he won the Dunhill Championship in 2002. Later on, he also won the Victor Chandler British Masters and Nashua Masters as well. He broke into top 40 golfers in the Official World Golf Rankings in 2003 and earned enough money to claim his PGA Tour card as a nonmember in the year 2004.
The best career moment for Justin Rose came on the 16th June 2013 when he won his first major at the US Open at Merion Golf Club by two strokes difference over Phil Mickelson and Jason Day. That made him the first Englishman to win the US Open after 43 years. That also marked the end of 17 years draught for an Englishman to win a major since Nick Faldo’s win at the Masters in 1996.