Today is the birthday of Justin Rose born Justin Peter Rose in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1980.
Most of the world was introduced to Rose at Royal Birkdale in the 1998 Open Championship, when playing as an amateur, Rose holed out on the final hole from 60 yards for a birdie and a share of 4th place. He was low Amateur, though turned pro the very next day.
He has won 10 times on the PGA Tour, including the 2013 US Open at Merion. Not since Tony Jacklin in 1970 had a brit won the US Open and not since Nick Faldo in 1986 had a brit won a Major.
Phil Mickelson held the lead for 3 rounds, but a final round 74 put him in 2nd place for the 6th time.
In 2016 Rose won gold at the Rio Summer Olympics and became one of only 5 golfers to have won tournaments on 6 continents. Joining Gary Player, David Graham, Hale Irwin and Bernhard Langer.
Rose has played in the Ryder Cup 5 times, winning three.
Happy Birthday Justin
Justin Rose Birthday
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