Olympic gold medallist, Major champion, former world number one and multiple winner globally…Justin Rose’s achievements in golf are legendary.
At the peak of his powers as he approaches his 40th birthday, Rose will be looking to add the SMBC Singapore Open in 2020 to his long list of titles.
In his only previous appearance at the prestigious event, the Englishman tied for ninth in 2011.
His Olympic win came in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 when golf returned to the Games after a 112-year break. He also made history when he recorded the first hole-in-one in Olympic golf.
Rose first came to prominence as an amateur at The Open in 1998, holing out from the rough at the 72nd hole at Royal Birkdale to finish tied fourth.
After a tough start to his professional career, Rose has gone on to win 10 times on the PGA Tour and 11 times on the European Tour. The highlight came in 2013 when he triumphed at the US Open.
He had a brilliant 2018, winning the season-long FedExCup and the juicy US$10 million prize that went with it, helping Europe to victory over the United States in the Ryder Cup at Le Golf National, Paris, France, and reaching world number one for the first time.
He rounded off 2018 by retaining his title at the Turkish Airlines Open on the European Tour and in January, 2019, he won for the 10th time on the PGA Tour with victory at the Farmers Insurance Open.
Currently (September 2019) ranked fourth in the world, Rose is a true global player who is sure to draw big galleries to Sentosa Golf Club for the 2020 SMBC Singapore Open.
Date of birth: July 30, 1980
Year Turned Professional: 1998