Justin Rose saves his par in amazing way

English golfer Justin Rose had to get creative to save his par on the 13th hole during the first round of the Cognizant Classic.

by Andrea Gussoni
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Justin Rose saves his par in amazing way
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English golfer Justin Rose had to get creative to save his par on the 13th hole during the first round of the Cognizant Classic. After hitting his tee shot left, the 43-year-old Briton remained composed and found a way to execute a second shot of a new kind.

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With his ball coming to rest just against the fence protecting the houses lining the Champions Course at the PGA National Resort in Palm Beach Gardens, Justin Rose managed to save par with a calmness that one might describe as "British." Justin Peter Rose, MBE, born on July 30, 1980, is an English professional golfer who gained widespread attention when he finished fourth at the 1998 Open Championship as an amateur.

The day after this achievement, he turned professional, although he initially faced challenges in his early years, struggling to make cuts. However, in the early 2000s, he began to find success, securing his first European Tour victory in 2002 and leading the tour's Order of Merit in 2007.

Over the following years, Rose shifted his focus to the United States, where he won several significant tournaments, including the 2013 U.S. Open. His achievements continued with a gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics, a runner-up finish at the 2017 Masters, and attaining the world number one ranking for the first time in 2018.

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, to English parents Annie and Ken, Rose moved to England at the age of five. He started playing golf at Tylney Park Golf Club and later moved to Southwood Golf Club, Hartley Wintney Golf Club, and finally North Hants Golf Club, all located near his family's home in Hook, Hampshire.

Rose demonstrated exceptional talent from a young age, breaking 70 for the first time at 11 and achieving a plus three handicap by the age of 14. As an amateur, Rose represented his country in the Walker Cup in 1997 at the age of 17.

His breakthrough moment came at the 1998 Open Championship held at Royal Birkdale Golf Club, where he gained global recognition by holing a dramatic shot from the rough for birdie on the 18th hole, finishing tied for fourth overall and winning the silver medal as the low amateur.

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