The highs and lows of Justin Rose


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Justin Rose has had quite a career, and after his maiden major victory he is now being tipped to challenge at any event he plays at. However, that does not mean he has had it all his own way. See below for a selection of Rose's highs and lows:

1998: At 17, the young Rose pitched in at the last hole to claim fourth place at the Open Championship as an amateur.

However, after turning professional Rose missed the cut in his first 21 tournaments before making one in the 1999 Compaq European Open.

2002: Rose won his first two events in the European Tour in 2002, the Dunhill Championship om January and the Victor Chandler British Masters, as he started to live up to his early promise.

2003: After a run of not great form in the majors, where his highest finish was tied for 30th and tied for 22nd in the 2001 and 2002 Open Championship and tied for 23rd in the 2002 PGA Championship - Rose finished tied for fifth at the US Open, still his best finish at the major.

2007: 2007 proved to be a good year for Rose, when he moved up to seventh in the world at one point in the year - finished in the top 12 at all four majors, including fourth at the Masters and tenth at the US Open. Rose also finished top of the European Order of Merit after a win at the 2006 Mastercard Masters and the 2007 Volvo Masters.

2008: Rose performed admirably as a rookie on the European Ryder Cup team, winning three out of four matches - but there was another disappointing season when it came to the majors apart from a tied for ninth place finish at the PGA Championship

2010: Rose did not play or did not make the cut in any of the four majors in 2010, but he won his maiden title on the PGA Tour at The Jack Nicklaus Memorial, and followed it up with the AT&T National.

2011: Another PGA Tour title came at the  BMW Championship, although again there was no top ten finish in a major.

2012: Another Ryder Cup victory, a top-ten finish at the Masters and a best-ever tie for third at the PGA Championship. Rose also won WGC Cadillac Championship and the Turkish Airlines World Finals - also rising to number four in the world.

2013: The consistent play that Rose had started to develop over the last couple of years continued to build in 2013, which was reflected in his ranking in the world’s top five, peaking at three. Six top ten finishes, including two second places, as well as that elusive first major at the US Open in the middle of June has also placed him at number one in the Race to Dubai.