South African-born English professional golfer Justin Rose came into view for the first time in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans after becoming the runner up in the Masters. Rose is a part of both PGA tour and European tour. He made his mark when he won the U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in 2013. Rose did his country proud by two strokes over Phil Mickelson and Jason Day. He is the first English player to conquer a major tournament since Nick Faldo in 1996. He also became the first Englishman in 43 years to win the U.S. Open after Tony Jacklin in 1970. In the 2015 Masters Tournament Rose tied with Phil Mickelson for the second place behind winner Jordan Spieth.
He continued to show case his talents as he maintained his form at the New Orleans Classic with a three under 69. Previously he dropped three shots in two holes. After Augusta he took rest for a week but now is back with a bang and hopes to continue the momentum in Georgia.
Rose scored two birdies in first four holes. But then he went backwards and nullified the good work with a nasty slice on the par three 14th which cost him a penalty drop and a double bogey five. But he soon recovered. He told the New Orleans Picayune that there was no steam to let off last week, as he would take 14 under at the Masters every year. He also added that it was easy to take the positives since he hadn’t been playing well before Augusta.
He sounded very impressed by Spieth’s performance in the Masters and said that everyone is not giving Jordan’s achievement as much credit as they should. Cause for a 21 year old young gun to win the Masters on 18 under is incredible.