Justin Rose

South African-born Englishman Justin Rose is a genuine world golfer who holds dual membership on the PGA Tour and the European Tour. Rose became men’s golf’s first Olympic gold medallist in 2016 and the win in Brazil ensured that he became just the fifth golfer to win a tournament on each of the six continents where the game is played. His triumph in Rio came three years after he made his breakthrough at Major Championship level with victory in the 2013 US Open at Merion Golf Club. Rose had burst onto the world golfing scene with a sensational performance at the 1998 British Open when, as a teenage amateur, he finished fourth. He quickly turned professional and struggled, but he recovered to win the Order of Merit on the European Tour in 2007 and moved into the world’s top ten. He is a two-time World Golf Championship winner and in 2018 Rose won the lucrative FedExCup Playoffs, with it becoming the number one ranked golfer in the world for the first time. In 2017 he was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire for his services to the game of golf. Rose is a five-time European Ryder Cup performer and in his time he has been involved in some epic clashes with the United States.

His 2008 debut was a tough one, in defeat, but he won three points from his four matches. He won another three points in the 2012 and 2014 victories, then two points in 2016 and 2018. His partnership with fellow-Englishman and good friend Ian Poulter, a union forged on the Challenge Tour when both were building their careers, was a strong one and his pairing with Henrik Stenson even better. In all he has won 13 of his 23 Ryder Cup matches, halving two.

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