The Englishman golfer and former US Open winner Justin Rose is all fired up to compete for his country in the forthcoming Rio Olympics.
With many of the popular golfing stars withdrawing from playing the Olympics due to Zika virus scare and for other reasons, Justin Rose says he is pretty excited to be playing in Rio. He says that his enthusiasm to take part in the Rio Olympics stemmed from the sporting background of his wife.
He is happy to be in the team Great Britain to help the team win the Olympics gold. He will also be taking part in the opening ceremony to be held at Rio on August 5th. Justin has embraced the Olympics as a whole and his focus is not solely on golf. He said that once golf event starts, then it is a tournament duty for him. Otherwise, he will also join in on the Olympic spirit and enjoy every bit of time that he spends in Rio.
Justin said that the Olympics are a big part of his family. His wife was a gymnast and competing in the Olympics was a huge dream of hers. As she is pretty excited about the Olympics, he too has joined in with her to celebrate the Olympics. This is the first time in 100 years that golf is part of the Olympics. He believes that it would soon become popular and like tennis many of the world’s best golfers will compete at the Olympics to win gold for their country.
Justin Rose can give himself time to slack up when in the environment of a golf course, he has after all won huge championship before.
And it was no surprise when the former US Open champion was pictured with musicians and major golf fans Justin Timberlake and Niall Horan.
Rose, who has already arrived at Augusta National for the Masters, which starts on Thursday, tweeted a picture of himself with the pair on Saturday. This is not the very first time that the two pop stars have shown an interest in golf. Previous year, One Direction’s Horan, caddied for McIlroy during the par-3 competition
which precedes the main Masters event.
Justin Timberlake was meant to be involved in an exhibit with Rickie Fowler and McIlroy this year but that did not took place as different sponsors could not reach a deal over finance issues. He was also on stage before Ryder Cup 2012 at the Medinah Country Club. More
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. More