Justin Peter Rose was born in Johannesburg, South Africa but grew up in United Kingdom. Born on July 30, 1980, the 31-year old English professional golfer became famous when he joined the 1998 Open Championship.
His career took off and was professionally established in the European Tour. He earned his victory in 2002 in the Dunhill Championship in South Africa. He had three more victories that same year. He ranked number 33 in the Official World Golf Rankings in 2003 but dropped to number 50 in 2004. He played in America on the PGA Tour as well as maintained his membership in the European Tour.
His ranking consistently decreased in 2005 and was no longer a part of the Top 100 by the middle of the year. There may be no direct relation with his poor performance but he did declare that he was quitting in the European Tour. He preferred to focus on playing in the United States. But in August, he surprised everybody when he announced his motive to return to the European Tour. Fortunately, he did finish third place in the Buick Championship and got good results in the 2005 season.
In the 2006 Canadian Open, Rose joined the final round in the PGA Tournament for the first time. He got the 2nd place in the FUNAI Classic at the Walt Disney World Resort. In November of that same year, he finally claimed first place in the Australian Masters. His new zeal and consistency in the sport brought him to become number 26th in 2007. He finished 5th place in the 2007 Masters as well. He may have lost a game in the BMW PGA Championship playoffs but moved up to the top 20 of the World Ranking and advanced to number 12 becoming the highest ranked British golfer.
In November 4, 2007, Rose achieved the number 7 then number 6th ranking in the European Tour Order Merit title at the VOLVO Masters. Throughout his career, Rose has 3 titles in the PGA Tour, 4 titles in the European Tour, and 1 title each for the Japan Golf Tour, Sunshine Tour, PGA Tour of Australasia, and others.
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