Justin Rose

Justin Rose
Justin Rose Dutch Open 2008.JPG
Rose in 2008
Personal information
Full nameJustin Peter Rose
Born(1980-07-30) 30 July 1980 (age 37)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[1]
Weight12.9 st (181 lb; 82 kg)[1]
Nationality England
ResidenceOrlando, Florida, U.S.
London, England, UK
SpouseKate (m. 2006)
Turned professional1998
Current tour(s)PGA Tour (joined 2003)
European Tour (joined 1999)
Professional wins21
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour8
European Tour11
Japan Golf Tour1
Asian Tour1
Sunshine Tour2
PGA Tour of Australasia1
Best results in major championships
(wins: 1)
Masters Tournament2nd/T2: 2015, 2017
U.S. OpenWon: 2013
The Open ChampionshipT4: 1998
PGA ChampionshipT3: 2012
Achievements and awards
European Tour
Order of Merit winner
Order of the British Empire2016
Medal record
Representing  Great Britain
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place2016 Rio de JaneiroGolf

Justin Peter Rose, MBE (born 30 July 1980) is an English professional golfer who plays most of his golf on the PGA Tour, while keeping his membership on the European Tour. He won his first major championship at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club, becoming the first English player to win a major since Nick Faldo in 1996 and the first to win the U.S. Open since Tony Jacklin in 1970. At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Rose won gold at the men's individual tournament. With that victory, Rose joined Hall of Fame members Gary Player, David Graham, Hale Irwin and Bernhard Langer as one of only five golfers to win official tournaments on all six continents on which golf is played. Rose has also twice been runner-up at the Masters Tournament, in 2015 and 2017.

He first came to prominence as an amateur at the 1998 Open Championship where he holed a dramatic shot from the rough at the final hole to finish in a tie for fourth place. He won the 2007 Order of Merit on the European Tour and was ranked in the World top ten for 34 weeks between November 2007 and July 2008. In March 2012, Rose won his first World Golf Championship event at the WGC-Cadillac Championship and as a result, he re-entered the world top 10. After finishing second to Tiger Woods in the 2013 Arnold Palmer Invitational, he rose to a career-high world ranking of 3rd.[2]

Personal life

South Africa

Rose was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, to English parents, and moved to England at the age of five where he started to play golf seriously at Tylney Park Golf Club, near his then home in Hook, Hampshire. Rose broke 70 for the first time at the age of 11 and was a plus three handicap by 14. He played in the Walker Cup in 1997 as a 17-year-old.


At the age of 17, Rose burst to worldwide prominence at 1998 Open Championship at Royal Birkdale. He holed a dramatic shot from the rough from about 50 yards for birdie on the 18th hole, to finish in a tie for fourth. He won the silver medal for the low amateur. The following day he turned professional.

Rose is an advocate of sustainable golf facilities and works as an ambassador to the STRI's Golf Environment Awards, hosting receptions for winners.[3]


Rose married long-time girlfriend Kate Phillips, a former international gymnast, in December 2006. They have a house in Lake Nona Golf & Country Club in Orlando, Florida, and a riverside flat in the London suburb of Putney. Kate gave birth to their first child, a son, Leo, in February 2009.[4] In January 2012, they had a baby girl, Lottie.[5]


On 30 December 2016, it was announced that Rose had been awarded an MBE for services to golf following his Olympic gold medal.[6]

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