• Age
    42
  • Turned Pro
    1998
  • Previous Opens
    7

Robert Rock

Will never forget his third round at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open on July 6 when he had the chance to join Oliver Fisher in shooting a 59 on the European Tour.

Will never forget his third round at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open on July 6 when he had the chance to join Oliver Fisher in shooting a 59 on the European Tour.

The eagle attempt at Lahinch’s par five 18th just missed, but his 60 swept him into the lead and although the final day belonged to Jon Rahm a tie for fourth gave Rock, 333rd in the world at the time, one of the three Open Championship spots up for grabs since Rahm and joint runner-up Andy Sullivan were already exempt.

Tied for seventh in The Open at St Andrews in 2010, but even more memorable was the 2012 Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. He was tied for the lead with Tiger Woods with a round to go and as well as beating him he held off the challenge of Rory McIlroy to take the title by a single shot. His first Tour win was the 2011 BMW Italian Open, while two years before that he went home with the winner’s cheque from the Irish Open even though he finished second. That was because the player who beat him in a play-off was amateur Shane Lowry, who could not accept any prize money.

Venue
Finish
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Par
Royal Troon 2016
M/C
71
79
-
-
-
M/C
Royal Lytham & St Annes 2012
M/C
78
71
-
-
-
M/C
Royal St George's 2011
T38
69
71
74
76
290
10
St Andrews 2010
T7
68
78
67
69
282
-6
Turnberry 2009
M/C
73
75
-
-
-
M/C
Royal Liverpool 2006
16
69
69
73
71
282
-
St Andrews 2005
67
73
71
75
72
291
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