Monday, September 10

Justin Rose Continues Climb

Playing yesterday in the shadow of Tiger Woods, Justin Rose had another solid finish at the BMW Championship.

As reported by BBC SPORT, the 27-year-old Rose is now Britain’s top golfer, climbing to No. 13 in the world rankings. Rose overtook Englishman Luke Donald who said he has been struggling with his game in recent weeks.

Padraig Harrington (7th) and Sergio Garcia (11th) are the only Europeans ahead of Rose in the world rankings.

Rose seems like he’s been around forever. That’s because, in a way, he has. Justin turned pro at 18 the day after making quite a splash at the 1998 British Open at Royal Birkdale. Rose finished fourth in that Open while playing as an amateur.

Now Rose appears to have the skills and maturity to win a major. And Harrington’s win at Carnoustie can only serve as encouragement.

Today at Down the Middle:
TW, the Ultimate Golfing Machine

Paula Creamer Q&A:
Tomorrow at Down the Middle. Here on Wednesday.

The Armchair Golfer


Tom Blogical said...

It's hard to believe he's 27 years old now. Looking forward to the Paula Creamer interview.

lancer said...

Both Justin Rose and Luke Donald have the apparent golfing skills to win multiple times on any tour they chose to play. So far it hasn't happened but that's not to say that neither of them will be moving into the winner's circle soon. They're just too good not to win.