Justin is a top Euro and PGA Tour golfer who rose to prominence at The Open Championship in 1998 where he holed a dramatic shot from the rough at the final hole to finish in a tie for fourth place as a 17 year old amateur.
Despite some early career struggles, Rose’s career soon began to take off and he became established on the European Tour. In 2001 he opened the season with consecutive second place finishes in the country of his birth, South Africa. He went on to finish the year in top 40 on the Order of Merit. He won his first professional event, the Dunhill Championship in South Africa, in 2002, and followed this up with three further victories in that year. They included another win in South Africa at the Nashua Masters, a win on the Japanese Golf Tour at the Crowns Tournament, and then he won his second European Tour title at the Victor Chandler British Masters, edging out Ian Poulter in the final round.
In 2003, he was ranked 33 in the Official World Golf Rankings. The following year, he played mainly on the PGA Tour, but also maintained his membership on the European Tour.
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, with a highest ranking of six.
Rose is also an advocate of sustainable golf facilities and works as an ambassador to the STRI’s Golf Environment Awards, hosting receptions for winners. Partly due to this, he was named by the Golf Club Managers’ Association’s Golf Club Management magazine as the 46th most powerful person in British golf.
In 2010, Rose had a third place at the Honda Classic, and then he broke through with a victory at the Memorial Tournament with a final round 66 to win by three strokes over Rickie Fowler. This was his first win on American soil.
In March 2012, Rose won his first World Golf Championship event at the WGC-Cadillac Championship. This was the biggest win of his career, and as a result he re-entered the World top ten at number seven.
At the 2012 PGA Championship, Rose recorded his best ever performance in a major championship with a tie for 3rd finish. He shot a final round of 66 to jump 22 places up the leaderboard after three previous rounds of 69-79-70.