PGA of GB&I Recognition for Rose

Justin Rose won the PGA of Great Britain & Ireland Recognition Award for 2023.

London, England: Former US Open champion and six-time Ryder Cup player Justin Rose is the recipient of the PGA of Great Britain & Ireland Recognition Award for 2023 in honour of his outstanding contribution to golf.

Rose, who played a pivotal role in Europe’s victory at the Ryder Cup in Rome last year, received his award from PGA Captain Tim Rouse at the association’s annual PGA Lunch.

Rose said: “It’s a huge honour to be recognised by The PGA for my achievements in the game of golf and I really appreciate their support. Hopefully I can add a few more to that list in the years to come.

“I think there needs to be a special mention to all the PGA Professionals who are helping to develop and build the game of golf all over the world. They are the real heroes.”

Rose, 43, has enjoyed a hugely successful career which stretches back to his amateur days as a teenager playing at North Hants Golf Club, which saw him represent his club, county and England at every age group, while also representing GB&I in the 1997 Walker Cup.

The highlight of his amateur career came in 1998 with his headline-grabbing fourth-place finish at the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale, which thrust the then 17-year-old into the world’s spotlight.

He turned professional shortly after and secured his first Tour victory at the Dunhill Championship in 2002, a year that also saw three other tournament wins around the world, including the British Masters.

The wins have flowed ever since, with his CV now boasting 25 Tour victories over the last 25 years. His breakthrough Major success came at the 2013 US Open at Merion, where he became the first Englishman to win the title since Tony Jacklin triumphed at Hazeltine in 1970.

Awarded an MBE in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to golf, Rose has continued with success since then, earning a gold medal at the 2016 Olympics in Rio and reaching number one in the world for the first time in 2018, the same year that he won the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup.

As a team player, Rose has played in six Ryder Cup matches, being on the winning side four times, and capturing 15.5 points. He partnered Scotsman Bob MacIntyre in Rome, winning 1.5 points from their two fourball matches to help Europe to a convincing 16.5-11.5 victory over the US.

“The PGA Recognition Award is our way of acknowledging great achievements in the game and I’m delighted on behalf of the PGA’s Membership to bestow this accolade on Justin, a deserving winner and a credit to the sport,” said Robert Maxfield, Chief Executive of The PGA of GB&I, an Executive Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.

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