US Open golf: 10 things you might not know about Rose

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NCG helps you get to know England's first Major champion since 1996

1) He was born in Johannesburg in 1980 and moved to England aged five

2) He swung his first golf club – albeit a plastic one – in his back garden aged just 11 months

3) He broke 70 for the first time aged 11 and was playing off a plus-one handicap by the age of 14

4) He enjoyed a stellar amateur career, winning the under-16 and under-18 English Boys Stroke Play Championship in 1995

5) He also played in the Walker Cup in 1997 as a 17-year-old

6) He has lived in Orlando since 2004 and has founded his own charity – the Kate and Justin Rose Foundation, a scheme that provides aid for local children

7) His father Ken passed away in September 2002 and is remembered via the Ken Rose Foundation

8) He counts controversial swing coach Sean Foley as one of his closest friends

9) He has two children – Leo, born in February of 2009 and Lottie, born in January of last year

10) Away from the golf course Rose counts tennis, football, cars, property design and movies as his main interests

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