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Justin Rose biography: 13 things about English golfer born in Johannesburg, South Africa

Justin Peter Rose is an English professional golfer born in Johannesburg, South Africa to English parents Ken Rose and Annie Rose. Among Justin’s major sponsors are Axis1, Bonobos, Honma, Hublot, Lamkin Golf Grips, Mastercard, Morgan Stanley and Zurich.

Justin stands 6’3″ and his registered weight is 195 lbs. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He was 5 years old when he and his family moved from South Africa to England. (a)
  2. He is a resident of New Providence, Bahamas. (b)
  3. At the age of 18, he started playing golf professionally in 1998. That year, he tied fourth at The Open Championship. (a) (b)
  4. In 2002, he won the Dunhill Championship. It was his first ever professional event in South Africa. In the same year, he won the Nashau Masters, the Chunichi Crowns and Victor Chandler British Masters and his father died from leukemia. (a) (b) (c)
  5. In 2006, he won the Australian Masters. On December 15, 2006, he and Kate Phillips Rose got married. In 2009, she gave birth to their son Leo Kenny Rose. (a) (b)
  6. In 2007, he won the Volvo Masters and tied fifth at The Masters Tournament. (b)
  7. In 2012, Kate gave birth to their daughter Charlotte “Lottie” Rose. In the same year, he tied third at The PGA Championship and won the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship. (a) (b)
  8. On June 16, 2013, he won the 113th U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in in Haverford Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States. It was the first major event that he won. (b) (c)
  9. He won the Quicken Loans National and the Scottish Open in 2014 and the Zurich Classic of New Orleans and the UBS Hong Kong Open in 2015. (b)
  10. In 2016, he won gold at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (b)
  11. In 2017, he won the Turkish Airlines Open and the Indonesian Masters.
  12. He won the Turkish Airlines Open, the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions and Fort Worth Invitational in 2018 and the Farmers Insurance Open in 2019. (b)
  13. On his 40th birthday, Kate gifted him with a racehorse named Master Merion. (a)

 

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