- Date of Birth:
- July 30, 1980
- 6' 2"
Justin Rose (born July 30, 1980 in Johannesburg, South Africa) is an English professional golfer. While Justin struggled early in his professional career, he went on to become establish on the European Tour. In 2003, he reached number 33 in the Official World Gold Ranking and claimed his PGA Tour card in 2004. However, his ranking began to decline, although he continued to remain a PGA Tour cardholder. In 2006, Justin won the Australian Masters and claimed his first title in four years. He finished in the top 5 of the 2007 Masters, which brought him to number 26 in the world rankings. In the 2007 BMW PGA Championship, Justin lost in the playoffs but moved into the top 20 of the world rankings for the first time in his career. By October 2007, he reached a career high at number 12 and became a top-ranked British golfer. In 2010, he also won his second PGA Tour event, the AT&T National. In September 2011, Justin won the BMW Championship for the second time. In June 2013, Justin won the US Open and became the first Englishman in 43 years to win the US Open. He tied for second with Phil Mickelson, behind Jordan Spieth, at the 2015 Masters Tournament. Most recently at the 2016 Rio Olympics, Justin became the first ever player to make a hole-in-one. He won the gold medal for Great Britain, two shots over Sweden’s Henrik Stenson. This was the first Olympic medal awarded in golf at the Olympics since it was last played 112 years ago.
Best Known For:
Justin Rose is best known for being a top British golfer.
Justin started to play gold seriously at the age of five. In December 2006, he married long-time girlfriend and international gymnast, Kate Phillips. They have residences in Putney, England and Orlando, Florida. The couple has two children, Leo and Lottie.