Despite losing the BMW Championship, Justin Rose achieved something of great cheer. After losing to a sudden death playoff Aronimink, he advanced to the top position in the Official Golf rankings. Doing so, he became the only 22nd golfer in the world to claim the official world top ranking.
Admitting it to be an amazing achievement, he, however, accepted that it was not his desirable way of grabbing the top ranks. He was very close to claiming the victory on a course where he once won the AT&T National. Bogeying the 18th hole in regulation that made him fall into the playoff, he again lost the first playoff hole. Rose was really close to claiming his win along with the top ranks. Later talking to a golf channel he said that becoming World No. 1 was an amazing achievement and a boyhood dream of which he is really proud of.
Born July 30, 1980, Justin Peter rose is an English golfer who spends much of his time playing the PGA tour. In 2013, he won his first major title winning the U.S. Open at the Merion Golf Club. With this he became the first major winning player since Nick Faldo in ‘96 and Tony Jacklin ’70 to win the U.S. Open. The player has also won a gold medal in Men’s individual tournament in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Since his prominence in the 1998 Open Championship he rose to the 2nd spot in world rankings in the 2018 Open Championship.
By reaching the top ranking, he now shares the spot with other top English players like Lee Westwood, Nick Faldo and Luke Donald. He now intends to hold the top position for as long as he can while proving his worth to claiming the No. 1 position. Besides Johnson who held the top spot for 77 weeks, only Faldo, Greg Norman, Rory Mcllroy and Tiger Woods have held the top spot for longer periods.