Justin Rose, the South African born English golfer, has already determined what he would do if he amasses a cheque for £ 7.16 million on Sunday at Tour Championship. He would give most of it away to public welfare. That huge amount is a real probability for US Open champ as he aims the $ 1.44 million for winning the championship plus gathering the $ 10 million bonus for taking FedEx Cup.
Justin Rose has his very own foundation named Blessings in a Backpack which is run by his wife Kate and offers school meals for one thousand and six hundred underprivileged kids in Orlando. Rose stated that it is a staggering amount of money and they could do an awful lot of good things with that. They could change the lives of a lot of people.
Justin appearing to keep an exclamation degree on his career’s finest season and he also believes that he is swinging better compared to any level of the campaign. The thirty three year old British golfer ended 2nd in the contest previous year and is a huge fan of the historic East Lake place that was founder of Augusta National Bob Jones’s home golf course. He told that it is very strategic and this is also his most loved kind of golf.
Justin begins in 9th spot going into this, which is the last stage of the 4 tournament FedEx Cup golf event play offs, and so beyond the top 5 who govern their own luck. If Adam Scott, Zach Johnson, Matt Kuchar, Henrik Stenson and Tiger Woods, wins there, they would take home the £ 7.16 million.
It has taken British golfer Justin Rose 14 years to mature as a golfer. But if one tends to think a professional golfer should be judged by the number of major championships he has won throughout his career, then they would have missed everything that a Rose is all about.
The 34 year old British national who hails from Johannesburg won his first major title this year at the US Open to bring an end to a long drought without a major championship. Those who are old enough to remember the 50 yard chip at The Open Championship almost 18 years back in 1998 as an amateur where he finished tied for fourth place would think he might have just taken a hasty decision to turn pro, having announced his decision just a day after that event when he was still only 18 years old.
But the problem with the career of Justin Rose as with many other golfers who turned pro around the same time was the fact that a certain Tiger Woods had turned pro around the same time. And with the American winning 14 major titles available since then, it did not leave the others with much of a chance.
After all, there have been 56 majors held since that time and Woods has a record of winning one out of every four. But 2013 has been a year to remember for the Brit as he laid his hands on his first major title and he also finished tied for second at The Barclays.
There is every chance that Justin Rose will take home the end of season FedEx Cup and if he does manage to do that, this year will be remembered as the one that witnessed the emergence of a great player on the Tour.
Born in South Africa, on 30 July 1980, Justin Peter Rose is an English professional golfer. He could not qualify the first twenty-one times, so the beginning of his professional career was not smooth. He earned his European Tour membership card on 1999. Though he has held the membership of the European Tour however he plays mostly on the PGA tours. His dramatic shot to finish in tie for the fourth place, from the rough at the final hole drew attention at the 1998 Open Championship. Between November 2007 and July 2008 Justin Rose was ranked in the world top ten for 34 consecutive weeks after winning the 2007 Order of Merit on the European Tour.
Justin Rose has won four PGA tours that include the 16 June 2010, memorial tournament where he beat Rickie Fowler to the first position, the AT&T National (24 July 2010), BMW Championship (18 September 2011) and the WGC-Cadillac Championship (11 march 2012). He has also won 5 European Tours, the Dunhill Championship on 20 January 2002, Victor Chandler British masters on 26 November 2006, Volvo Masters on 4 November 2007 and the WGC Cadillac Championship on 11 March 2012. He has also won one PGA tour to Australia on the 26th of November 2006. His team appearances include the Walker cup; 1997 and the Jacques Leglise Trophy; 1982 at an amateur level. And the World Cup, (represented England; 2002, 2003, 2007 and 2011) the Seve Trophy (for Great Britain and Ireland; 2003 and 2007) and the Ryder Cup (for Europe; 2008 and 2012).
Justin Rose is also known for starring in a PGA tour documentary, along with 6 other PGA stars, including Rickie Fowler, Graeme McDowell, Martin Kaymer and Russell Henley. He is also one of the pioneers for the “pant petition”, a movement again the PGA restriction of wearing shorts on the golf fields.
It has been confirmed by the tour organizers after Thursday that Justin Rose will be seen playing in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, 2013. The English ace golfer is now being seen in good health as per his performances is concerned. Two weeks ago he showed a great performance at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill and finished at the second place. He was just two strokes away from Tiger Woods in that event. After the FedEx Cup, he is currently ranked at the 18th place. After his participation has been confirmed, the CEO of the Fore!Kids Foundation who also is the main key behind the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, 2013 said that this event was going to be the best because one of the top world rankers in golf would be seen brightening the event with his presence and toughening the completion ground.
The field would get a real international feel at this. As mentioned before by good health, Justin Rose has been seen finishing in the 10th place at three of the four PGA tours that he had taken part. And he is not new in Zurich Classic because only last year he secured the tenth place in the last Zurich Classic. The event is going to take place at TPC Louisiana on April 25-28.
Not only Justin Rose, Ernie Els would also be participating in this event. He is considered to one of the top contenders for the trophy because last year he made it to the second place. Back in 2012, Justin Rose had his best times. He bagged eight top 10 finishes. He even bagged the World Golf Championship-Cadillac Championship in Florida. Keegan Bradley, Jason Dufner (18th), Nick Watney and Els will join him too.
Since the beginning of his career, Justin Rose has always shown that there is no need to be flashy and outspoken. And that is quite evident when he appears at any interview. He does not opt for Rickie fowler like flashes or any outrageous comments. When asked about his mental condition during the WGC-Cadillac championship in the year 2012 which was held at Doral, he said he was almost melting due to the pressure inside and his emotions were almost getting out of control. But in the end, he emerged victorious despite that emotional turmoil.
During the first three rounds at the WGC-Cadillac championship, Justin Rose was at a loss about he would beat bubba Watson. “He was hitting sand wedge into every hole, and he was playing unbelievable. He looked unbeatable…” but in the end it was Justin’s patience that made him stand tall in the game. But according to a lot others, because bubba Watson missed a 10-foot putt on the final hole, Justin had his way out as the winner. Now he would give his best in the upcoming WGC-Cadillac championship so that such criticisms will not rise again. To him, it is not just defending title but to rectify his mistakes that he made in the previous game.
Justin Rose was born in South Africa but growing up in England is what makes him an English player. He has beaten Phil Mickelson gracefully on the finale of the Ryder Cup of the previous year and the match is also marked as a comeback match for the Europeans in the Ryder cup. The quiet and composed nature of Justin remains as such even though he has seen success like no other. He is just proud to represent England as his country, that is all for him.
According to the new rule announced by the U.S. Golf Association and R&A, a new exception has been put forward to Rule 18-2b in the golf game a player whose ball has moved after being addressed by any external agent for example, wind will be pardoned of his penalty. If that were not found to be the case then he would be penalized. This has led to Justin Rose landing up with a penalty at the Qatar Masters because he was believed to have caused the ball move purposefully when he was set to take the 1-foot putt on Wednesday and it was no wind-caused move.
The mishap happened after he had grounded his putter behind the ball for taking a short par putt shot on the 17th. He had to step away because it was deemed that he had caused the ball to move a little bit. Justin Rose had no other choice but to tag a bogey to get a 4-under 68. He is quite disappointed with the judgment, saying “I’m deemed to have caused it to move even though, in your heart of hearts, you know you haven’t. …”. He had to self-assess himself because he could see that the ball had moved before he had addressed it and it went unnoticed by everyone else in the group. He now recollects that he had made a wrong-side shot and that single mistake had to be paid with a one-shot penalty.
Last week had gone good for Justin Rose as he ranked second in Abu Dhabi. But the Qatar masters could not hold his smiles. He had first hit two birdies on the front nine, but he had to card two bogies which pulled him down to 5 under and he finished 20th with a tie.