Born July 30th, 1980 in Johannesburg, South Africa currently resides in the Bahamas with his wife Kate, his daughter Charlotte, and his son Leo. Justin turned pro in 1998, at just 18 years old and joined the European Tour in 1999 before joining the PGA TOUR in 2001, and becoming a Mastercard Ambassador in January of 2017.
In 2007, Justin recorded 11 top-25 finishes on the PGA TOUR including a second place finish at the World Golf Championships- Bridgestone Invitational. On the European Tour, Justin recorded 2 victories- Volvo Masters, and the Mastercard Masters tournament- and three 2nd place finishes.
In 2010, Justin emerged on the scene recording 2 victories, 4 top-10 finishes, and 12 top-25 finishes, earning over $3.6 million in prize money and finished 15th in the FedEx Cup standings.
In 2011, Justin continued his success by finishing in the top-10 five times, including a 3rd place finish at the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard and winning the BMW Championship. Justin finished 2011 #18 in the World Golf Ranking, including a 5th place finishes in the FedEx Cup standings.
2012 was identical for Justin and his success on the PGA TOUR finishing ranked #4 in the World Golf Rankings. Justin finished in the top-10, eight times including winning the World Golf Championship- Cadillac Championship where he shot 2 under the final day to edge out Bubba Watson to secure the victory by a stroke. Justin also finished 2nd in the TOUR Championship and 6th in the FedEx Cup Standings. Also in 2012, Europe edged the United States 14 ½ to 13 ½ in the Ryder Cup. Justin played an important role in the victory, by winning 3 matches over the United States, including the final day over American Phil Mickelson.
Justin showed no sign of slowing down in 2012 on TOUR, and 2013 would be no different. Justin was able to record 7 top-10 finishes again while recording a victory at the U.S. Open. The final day of the Open, Justin was able to play an even round and move up 4 spots for the victory over Jason Day and Phil Mickelson. In 2013, Justin also finished in second place at the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard behind only Tiger Woods who won the event by two strokes. Justin ended 2013 ranked #5 in the World Golf Rankings.
Justin helped to lead Europe to another 16 ½ to 11 ½ victory at the 2014 Ryder Cup winning 3 of his matches and halving the other 2. On top of his success at the Ryder Cup, Justin was able to record 8 more top-10 finishes, including an exciting playoff victory at Quicken Loans National over Shawn Stefani. On the European Tour Justin, was also able to get a win at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open. Justin finished ranked #6 in the World Golf Rankings.
Justin never slowed down and always kept his name on top in the golf world and in 2015 his success pushed him to over $5.4 million in prize money. Justin was able to notch another victory on his belt by winning the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, over Cameron Tringale by one stroke in which Rose finished 22 under par for the weekend. He was also able to get two 2nd place finishes at the Masters and at the TOUR Championship where he finished behind Jordan Spieth both times, who burst onto the scene that year. Justin finished the year ranked 8th in the FedEx Cup Standings and, 7th in the World Golf Ranking.
In 2016, Justin continued to show why he is one of the best in golf still today. This past year at the 2016 Rio Games, Justin made history twice by becoming the first Olympic champion since 1904 capturing the Gold Medal and recording the first hole-in-one in Olympic golf. Justin also finished 2016 number 15 in the World Golf Ranking and recorded 5 top-10 finishes on the PGA TOUR. Justin has had great success throughout his career thus far– recording 7 wins, 9 second place finishes, 9 third place finishes, 72 top-10 finishes, and 148 top-25 finishes—and we look forward to seeing Justin continue his great success in the future.
Together Justin and his wife Kate, run the Kate & Justin Rose Foundation, benefiting the youth of Orlando where they resided before moving to the Bahamas. Mastercard is happy to welcome Justin, his family and his foundation to the team!