Justin Rose

Justin Rose is an English professional golfer. He was born in Johannesburg South Africa on 30 July 1980 and moved to the United Kingdom at the age of five.

Justin Rose burst to prominence at The Open Championship in 1998 when he finished fourth as a seventeen year old amateur. He turned professional the following week, but initially struggled badly, missing the cut in most of the events he played in the following twelve months.

Justin Rose's career soon began to take off however, and he became established on the PGA European Tour. 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. In 2003, he reached number 33 in the Official World Golf Rankings. In 2004, he played mainly in America on the PGA Tour, while also maintaining his membership of the PGA European Tour. He did not have a good year, and slipped out of the top 50 in the world rankings. His ranking continued to fall in early 2005, and in March he announced that he was quitting the European Tour and concentrating on playing in the U.S. This had no apparent effect on his poor form, and by the middle of the year he had fallen out of the World Top 100. In August of that year he made an about face by announcing his intention to return to the European Tour. Ironically later the same week he had his best result of the year, leading the Buick Championship after three rounds before slipping to a third place finish. One or two further good results followed late in the 2005 season, and the following year he continued to play on the PGA Tour after all.