Who is Justin Rose?
Justin Rose has had a long and storied career that has lasted across four decades. He has won 25 times worldwide, including a US Open and Olympic Games Gold Medal.
Rose shot to prominence at the 1998 Open Championship, when he finished T4 as an amateur at Royal Birkdale. He holed out on the last from thick rough to secure a top-five finish, and to win the Silver Medal. He then turned professional just a day later.
The Englishman, who was born in Johannesburg, tasted major success in 2013. He was victorious at the US Open at Merion, winning by two shots from Phil Mickelson and Jason Day. Three years later, and Rose made history by becoming the first man in 112 years to win an Olympic Gold Medal in golf. He was the victor as the sport returned to the Olympic programme in 2016.
Rose has also won FedEx Cup Playoffs events, World Golf Championships and Rolex Series events. He is a six-time member of Team Europe in the Ryder Cup, having made his debut in 2008. He has featured on three winning European sides, and makes his sixth appearance in Rome in 2023.
[H2] Justin Rose | An Overview
Name: Justin Peter Rose
Born: July 30, 1980
Residence: Putney, London, England / Albany, New Providence, The Bahamas
Turned Pro: 1998
Professional Wins: 25
Highest World Ranking: 1 – September 9, 2018
Best Results In Majors
Professional Wins – 25
2002 (4) – Dunhill Championship, Nashua Masters, The Crowns, Victor Chandler British Masters
2004 (1) – Bilt Skins Game
2006 (1) – Mastercard Masters
2007 (1) – Volvo Masters
2010 (2) – Memorial Tournament, AT&T National
2011 (1) – BMW Championship
2012 (2) – WGC-Cadillac Championship, Turkish Airlines World Golf Final
2013 (1) – US Open
2014 (2) – Quicken Loans National, Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open
2015 (2) – Zurich Classic of New Orleans, UBS Hong Kong Open
2016 (1) – Olympic Games
2017 (3) – WGC-HSBC Champions, Turkish Airlines Open, Indonesian Masters
2018 (2) – Fort Worth Invitational, Turkish Airlines Open
2019 (1) – Farmers Insurance Open
2023 (1) – AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
Achievements and Awards
European Tour Order of Merit Winner – 2007
Order of the British Empire – 2016
FedEx Cup Champion – 2018
Payne Stewart Award – 2021
Justin Rose | What’s In His Bag?
Driver: TaylorMade M3 440 (9° @ 7.5°, Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro Orange 70 TX shaft)
Fairway Woods: TaylorMade M6 (15°, 18°; Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX 80 TX shafts)
Irons: Cobra King CB (4-6; Project X 125 6.5 shafts), Cobra King MB (7-PW; Project X 125 6.5 shafts)
Wedges: TaylorMade MG4 (52-09SB, 56-08LB, 60-09SBC)
Putter: Axis1 Rose
Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Left Dash
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Justin Rose
When and where was Justin Rose born?
Justin Rose was born in Johannesburg, South Africa on July 30, 1980 to English parents. He moved back to England with his family at the age of 5, and began playing golf at Tylney Park Golf Club.
When did Justin Rose turn professional?
Rose turned professional in 1998, just a day after finishing T4 at the Open Championship as an amateur, where he won the Silver Medal.
How many professional titles has Justin Rose won?
As of September 2023, Justin Rose has won 25 times as a professional, with victories all around the world. His biggest win was the US Open at Merion in 2013. Rose also has two World Golf Championships victories, two Rolex Series wins and a FedEx Cup Playoff crown to his name.
Who is Justin Rose married to?
Rose is married to Kate Phillips. The pair met in 2000, and got married six years later. They have two children, Leo and Lottie, who are now both teenagers. Phillips is a graduate from the University of Sussex and is a former international gymnast.
Did you Know?
Missed Cut Streak
Following his incredible T4 finish as an amateur at the Open Championship, Rose turned professional. However, he started his professional career with an incredible 21 consecutive missed cuts.
Major Top Threes
Along with his 2013 US Open victory, Rose has achieved the feat of finishing inside the top three at all the majors. He has runner-up finishes at the Masters Tournament (twice) and the Open Championship, with a best of T3 at the PGA Championship in 2012.
2016 saw the return of golf to the Olympic Games programme, with a brand new Olympic Golf Course being built in Reserva de Marapendi for the competition. Rose won the Gold Medal for Team GB, becoming the first Gold Medallist in golf since Canadian George Lyon in 1904.
Rose Ladies Series
Along with wife Kate, the pair set up the Rose Ladies Series in 2020. The tour was announced as the United Kingdom was reintroduced following the COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing lockdown in the country. Sponsorship from American Golf and Computacenter helped set it up, with Rose influential in getting the series up and running. It continues to this day, with a schedule for 2023.