Last night saw Justin Rose become the first Englishman, since Tony Jacklin, to win the US Open. Back in 1970 Tony, who is part of the Champions of Golf stable, became the first Englishman for forty years to win the title when he triumphed at Hazeltine, a year after winning The Open Championship at Royal Lytham St Annes.
As the lead kept swapping between various players throughout the day it was Rose who kept his calm, playing with his friend Luke Donald to take home the prestigious title. The Englishman, who first came to prominence as a youngster finishing fourth at the Open Championship in 1998, had an anxious wait as Phil Mickelson still had an opportunity to win the title, eventually falling short and finishing two shots behind Rose.
Rose also becomes the first Englishman to win a major since Nick Faldo in 1996 and Tony, who joined the Champions of Golf stable in January, says that it is a step in the right direction for European golf,
“Justin’s win is just what European golf and, in particular, English golf needs. For many years we have had some fantastic players in contention at the majors but unfortunately they haven’t been able to make it over the line. Justin has shown that it can be done and this will hopefully be a catalyst for other players from England and Europe to go on and win major honours.
My congratulations go to Justin for a fine performance on what was an extremely tough course. He was so professional in his approach across the weekend and he fully deserved the victory, I wish him the best for the rest of the year and hopefully he can add to what is a marvelous accomplishment.”
Champions of Golf also manage European Tour professionals Scott Jamieson, Marc Warren, Graeme Storm, Matthew Southgate and European Senior Tour winner Gary Wolstenholme MBE.
Everyone at Champions of Golf shares Tony Jacklin’s congratulations for Justin and wish him the very best for his future competitions.
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