Justin Rose: "I had to sacrifice family summer"

PGA of Europe has presented Justin Rose with the Recognition Award in recognition of his exceptional contribution to the sport of golf

by Andrea Gussoni
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Justin Rose: "I had to sacrifice family summer"
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PGA of Europe has presented Justin Rose with the Recognition Award in recognition of his exceptional contribution to the sport of golf. Similarly, Dame Laura Davies received the award for Ladies. This latest honour adds to Rose's growing list of achievements in 2023, having previously been awarded the Nicklaus-Jacklin Award in Rome.

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It is fitting that the PGA's award recognises Rose's impeccable career. In his 25 years as a professional golfer, he has secured 25 victories – 11 on the European Tour, 10 on the PGA Tour, 2 on the Sunshine Tour, 2 on the Asian Tour, and 1 on the Japan Tour.

Furthermore, he won his sole Major, the U.S. Open, in 2013 at the Merion Golf Club.

Rose has also celebrated notable achievements, such as clinching the Olympic gold medal in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, where he marked the return of golf to the Olympic stage.

And in 2018, he reached the pinnacle of his career by winning the FedEx Cup and securing the top spot in the World Ranking.

During the ceremony, Rose expressed his gratitude: "Receiving this recognition from the PGA for everything I have accomplished in golf is a tremendous honour, and I am immensely grateful for their support." I consider it a duty to mention all the PGA professionals who are devoted to developing the game of golf worldwide; they are all true heroes.

However, the accolade received hasn't made the British golfer forget the most significant event of 2023.

During an interview with The Scotsman, Rose declared, "Those are moments I will remember when I am old. I had to work hard to regain my spot on the team, and it came at a cost.

Sometimes, I had to sacrifice our family summer vacations because I needed to train, something I wouldn't have done a year or two ago. It shows how much the Ryder Cup means to me. When I realized what we were capable of achieving together in Rome, it was what I dreamt of as a child.

I've won plenty in my career and have been part of the Team Europe for so many appearances (including six with Rome, NDR) that I almost took it for granted. But not being a part of it made me appreciate the value of all the hard work I put in over the years when I finally returned as a team member."

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