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Justin Rose

  • Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Residence: London, England
  • Birth Date: July 30, 1980
  • height: 6-3
  • Turned Pro: 1998

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International Victories

(5): 2002 dunhill championship [Eur], Chunichi Crowns [Jpn], Nashau Masters [SAf], Victor Chandler British Masters [Eur]. 2006 Australian Masters [Aus].

2009 PGA TOUR Money and Position

$599,053 (111)

PGA TOUR Best Round

66 at Round 4, Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

T2-- Valero Texas Open, World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational, the Memorial Tournament presented by Morgan Stanley.

2008 Season Highlights

Surpassed $1 million in earnings for the fifth consecutive season after making the cut in 10 of 15 starts. Finished No. 99 in earnings for fifth consecutive season inside the top 100...In fourth career Masters start, shared first-round lead with Trevor Immelman after a 4-under-par 68. Leader or co-leader after 18 holes at the Masters for the third time (2004, 2007, 2008). Finished T36...First top-10 was a T2 finish at the Memorial Tournament. In four career starts at Muirfield Village Golf Club he has two top-5s (2004-4th)...Finished T9 at the PGA Championship, his first top-10 in a major since finishing T10 at the 2007 U.S. Open...Made first Ryder Cup appearance at Valhalla where he recorded a 3-1-0 record (one of only three winning records on the European team), including a 3-and-2 Singles victory over Phil Mickelson.

Career Highlights

2007: Played in all four PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup events en route to finishing 16th on the points list. Set personal bests in earnings ($2,705,875) and top-10 finishes (7) after making 15 of 16 cuts on the season. Finished in the top 12 at all four major championships...Finished first on the European Tour's Order of Merit. Won the Volvo Masters in a playoff in early November to capture the Order of Merit. Moved to seventh in the World Ranking with the victory...Early in the PGA TOUR season, had another near-miss at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, where he held or shared the lead after the second, third and fourth rounds. Entered the final round tied with Lucas Glover at 20-under par. Posted 76 in the wind-blown final round to finish third, missing a birdie putt on the 90th hole that would have forced a three-way playoff...Finished T5 at the Masters Tournament, tying his career-best finish in a major championship. Shared the first-round lead at 69 with Brett Wetterich...Missed the better part of two months after the Masters due to a back injury...One of five players to record top-10s at first two majors of 2007, notching a T10 at the U.S. Open at Oakmont CC...Runner-up to Tiger Woods at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational thanks to a final-round, 2-under 68, his second career runner-up finish on TOUR...Four rounds in the 60s resulted in a T5 at the BMW Championship...Finished T11 in first career TOUR Championship start. 2006: Posted a T2 at the Valero Texas Open after sharing the first-round lead with a 6-under 64...Set the Palm Course record with a 12-under-par 60 in the first round of the FUNAI Classic, breaking the record of 61 held by Mark Lye (1984) and Carl Pettersson (2005). Missed a 14-foot birdie try on 18 to shoot 59...Won first European Tour title in four years with a two-stroke win in the Australian Masters in late November. 2005: Season highlighted by a pair of third-place finishes...First was a solo third at the Buick Championship, where he held the 36- and 54-hole leads. Opened with bogey-free rounds of 65-63 to take a four-shot lead over Ben Curtis and Kevin Sutherland. Led Curtis by one entering final round after a third-round 70, but was overtaken by Brad Faxon (61) and Tjaart van der Walt (64) on Sunday, falling one shot short of a playoff after posting a 1-under-par 69...Second was a T3 at the FUNAI Classic at Walt Disney World Resort. Recorded four rounds in the 60s, including an 8-under 64 in the third round. 2004: Fared well in his first season as an official TOUR member, making 18 of 22 cuts, including four top-10s and earning more than $1 million...Making second Masters appearance, grabbed first- and second-round leads. Shot a 9-over-par 81 in the third round and finished T22...Shot an 8-under 63 in the final round of the Bell Canadian Open, where he finished T4...Recorded hole-in-one in first round of Chrysler Classic of Greensboro, acing the par-3 17th hole with a 3-iron from 232 yards. 2003: As a non-member, made more money than the 125th spot on the TOUR money list to earn his initial TOUR card...Playing in his first U.S. Open, finished T5 and shared honors with Fredrik Jacobson for best finish by a first-time participant...Solo third in 16th professional TOUR start at the inaugural Deutsche Bank Championship. First-round 8-under-par 63 set the TPC Boston course record that was broken one day later by Adam Scott's 62. 2002: Delivered the huge potential which first became apparent in the 1998 British Open by capturing the dunhill championship on the European Tour at the start of the season...Went on to win the Nashua Masters title in South Africa and the Crowns Tournament in Japan, then claimed the Victor Chandler British Masters after a battle with friend Ian Poulter. 2001: Begun the season with successive second-place finishes in South Africa, the country of his birth, to ensure his playing rights for this season. 2000: Finished ninth at European Tour qualifying tournament to retain playing privileges for next season after coming within five spots of retaining his card. 1999: Finished fourth at European Tour qualifying tournament to earn first card. Amateur: Pitched in at the last hole to tie for fourth in the 1998 British Open at Royal Birkdale. Won Silver Medal as leading amateur. Turned professional the next day...At age 17, was the youngest Walker Cup player ever at 1997 event.

Personal

Moved to England from South Africa at age 5, when he started to play seriously at Hartley Wintney GC near his Hampshire home. First swung a club in back garden at 11 months when dad, Ken, handed him a plastic club. Broke 70 for the first time at age 11. Handicap of plus-1 at age 14...Father Ken passed away in September 2002, and he is remembered via the Ken Rose Foundation (kenrosefoundation.com)...Web site is justinrose.com.

Other Information

Delivered the huge potential which first became apparent in the 1998 British Open by capturing the Dunhill Championship at the start of 2002, having begun the 2001 season with successive second-place finishes in South Africa, the country of his birth, to ensure his playing rights for this season...Moved to England at age 5, when he started to play seriously at Hartley Wintney GC near his Hampshire home. First swung a club in back garden at 11 months when dad, Ken, handed him a plastic club. Broke 70 for the first time at age 11. Handicap of plus-3 at age 14 and played in 1997 Walker Cup at only 17...Brother, Brandon is an ex-professional in South Africa...Co-coached by his father Ken and David Leadbetter, with whom he began working in 1998, the year he holed out at the 72nd hole to T4 in the British Open at Royal Birkdale and win low amateur honors. Turned professional the next day... Missed card at Qualifying School in 1998 but finished fourth in 1999 and ninth in 2000 after coming within five spots of retaining his card...Went on to win the Nashua Masters title in South Africa and the Crowns Tournament in Japan after his breakthrough success in the Dunhill Championship then claimed the Victor Chandler British Masters in 2002 after a battle with friend Ian Poulter...Web site is.justinrose.com.

National Teams

Ryder Cup (1), 2008; World Cup (2), 2002, 2003; Seve Trophy (2), 2003, 2007.

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