In 1998 Justin Rose announces himself to the golfing world with a memorable hole out at the 72nd hole at Royal Birkdale. He would finish as leading amateur.
Justin Rose was a joint runner-up at The Open at Carnoustie in July 2018 after making the halfway cut with a closing birdie and then producing rounds of 64 and 69.
It meant Rose had finally bettered his fourth place as a 17-year-old amateur in The Open at Royal Birkdale in 1998.
Two months later, following two more runner-up finishes in the FedEx Cup play-off series, he reached world No.1 and in November 2018 regained the spot by winning the Turkish Airlines Open after a play-off with Li Haotong.
Missed his first 21 cuts as a professional but then became European Tour No.1 in 2007 and achieved major glory in the 2013 US Open at Merion, beating Phil Mickelson and Jason Day by two.
Twice a runner-up in the Masters, losing a play-off to Sergio Garcia in 2017, and winner of two World Golf Championships – the Cadillac Championship in 2012 and the 2017 HSBC Champions in China, where he came from eight behind Johnson on the final day.
Proud holder of an Olympic gold medal after victory over Henrik Stenson on the sport’s return to the Games in 2016. As of the end of 2018, he has 11 European Tour titles and nine PGA Tour crowns and collected his fifth Ryder Cup cap in September.