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Justin Rose – 2013 US Open Champion

Earlier today Justin Rose won the US Open at Merion Golf Club, PA by 2 strokes. Justin (a fellow Brit) is the first Englishman to win a major golf championship in 17 years. The previous being Nick Faldo MBE, who won the 1996 Masters. He is also the first Englishman to win the US Open in 43 years (Tony Jacklin, 1970).

Justin finished at +1, 2 shots ahead of Phil Mickelson and Jason Day. Rose’s previous best major finish was tied-third in the US PGA behind Rory McIlroy in 2012, while he has had six other top-10s in majors.

Here is a brief bio of Justin Rose…

  • Born: July 30, 1980
  • Nationality: British
  • Residence: Orlando, Florida / London UK
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  • Turned Pro: 1998


2012 2013 US Open
         2012 Turkish Airlines World Finals
2012 2012 WGC Cadillac Championship
2011 2011 BMW Championship, PGA Tour
2010 2010 The Jack Nicklaus Memorial, PGA Tour
2010 2010 AT&T National, PGA Tour
         2007 European Order of Merit (Number 1)
2007 2007 Volvo Masters, European Tour
2006 2006 Mastercard Masters, European Tour
2004 2004 Bilt Skins, India
2002 2002 Victor Chandler British Masters, European Tour
2002 2002 Chunichi Crowns, Japanese Tour
2002 2002 Nashua Masters, Sunshine Tour
2002 2002 Dunhill Championship, European Tour
Team Honors

2012 2012 Ryder Cup (won 3 out of 5 matches)
2011 2011 World Cup
2008 2008 Ryder Cup (won 3 out of 4 matches)
2007 2007 Seve Trophy (winners)
2007 2007 World Cup
2003 2003 Seve Trophy (winners)
2003 2003 World Cup
2002 2002 World Cup
1997 1997 Walker Cup (Represented England and GB&I at all levels throughout his amateur career).

Bio   (courtesy of

Justin announced himself to the golfing world when, as a 17 year old amateur he pitched in at the last hole in the 1998 Open Championship at Royal Birkdale G.C., a shot that claimed him 4th place. With that shot Justin captured the imagination of the British public and the rest of the golfing world.

In the 14 years following the dramatic scenes at Birkdale, Justin has proven himself as one of the World’s leading golfers, winning the European Tour Order of Merit in 2007 and reaching No.6 in the World in 2008. He was also the best performing rookie of both teams in the 2008 Ryder Cup.

In 2010, Justin was billed as one of the World’s hottest golfer with two victories on the PGA Tour in the space of a 4 week period. His maiden victory in the US came at the famous Jack Nicklaus Memorial tournament and he was close to making it two wins in two events at the Travelers Championship. Following the disappointment of letting a final round lead slip from his grasp, Justin showed his depth in character to go on to secure his 2nd win in the US just a week later at the AT&T National.

2011 was another exceptional year with a further victory on the PGA Tour at the BMW Championship. He backed this up with ten top 15 finishes on the European and PGA Tours, to include 3rd place at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and 5th at the Transitions Championships. He rounded 2011 off by coming 2nd at the World Cup in China.

2012 saw Justin become the World’s 4th best golfer – his highest ever world ranking. He started the year with an impressive run at the Masters, finishing 8th, and followed this with his biggest win to date at the WGC – Cadillac Championship. This win makes Justin one of just 3 Brits to have won 4 events or more on the PGA Tour. He then almost won the FedEx series Tour Championship and was full of confidence going into the Ryder Cup at Medinah. He claimed an impressive 3 points for the team including a remarkable win against Mickelson in the singles. Justin rounded off 2012 by winning the Turkish Airlines World Finals, an event featuring the top 8 players in the World, and also by finishing 2nd at the season ending DP World Tour Championship having posted a thrilling final day 62. He has kicked off the 2013 season in sublime form as well finishing 2nd at the HSBC Abu Dhabi Championships.

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