Guest Author - Letta Meinen
It is always a good thing with a new face appears in the winning circle of LGA tour events. Justin Rose is that golfer and he will be someone to watch for in coming events. He has made some awful mistakes at the Travelers Championship final day when his game fell apart on the first few holes. It was devastating to watch as he had proved himself such a good player and leading by three strokes ending up shooting 75 going from first to ninth.
In an interview the next week at the AT&T he said he felt he was a better player now as he learned some things about himself. He said you just have to brush yourself off and look forward which he did and won the event by one stroke over Ryan Moore. Justin remarked after this event that he put into practice what he learned the week before of playing slower which made him feel calm. He knew that working that last round in control is how you win major tournament.
Working on his physical and mental game with instructor Sean Foley and Gio Valiante in the past years has helped in his recent success. Since coming on the Pro Circuit there were disappointments of missed cuts but kept working on improving his game as he had that desire to be the best. Justin Peter Rose was born on July 30, 1980 in Johannesburg, South Africa but moved to England at age of five. As a seventeen years old amateur he was making some remarkable golf shots in tournament that he decided to became a professional golfer.
Traveling around the European Golf circuit he decided to try the United State tour and joined the PGA in 2005. He now has a world ranking number six and is the top ranked European golfer for the first time and has been in the top ten since 2007. He was paired with Tiger Woods in the first round of the British Open at St. Andrews being played now. One has to get up early to watch the British Open but it is worth it as that course is amazing and when the weather is bad it looks miserable out there. Golfers love St. Andrews and everybody wants to play the course as it is the home of golf’s beginning.
Justin Rose married his long time girl friend Kate Phillips who was a former international gymnast in 2006. They have a house in Florida and a flat in London. They have a son Leo who was born on February 21, 2009. We wish Justin success as he finds his way to the winner circle of many more major tournaments. It seems we will need to watch Louis Oosthuizen from South Africa as he won the British Open by 7 strokes with a 16 under. What an amazing feat, we will be watching these new young upcoming golfers and the beat goes on.