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Congrats Justin Rose

by sm1thers (U8247542) 04 November 2007
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Congrats to Justin Rose looked very ropey for a while but eventually won the Volvo Masters and with it the Order of Merit

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posted Nov 4, 2007

Well pleased for Justin Rose, but shame he's not played more on the European Tour

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posted Nov 4, 2007

Rose is a good golfer, a consistently good golfer and a tip of the hat to Bradley for bringing him through but he's not convinced me he's still not a choker when it comes to closing out tournaments and until he can cross that bridge there'll be no majors for him. I had him against Kjeldsen and Dyson because they are not familiar with the winners circle at all but what if Harrington or indeed Els had been in that play-off.

I think the OM was undermined also not by the fact that Ernie was missing but that Rose has won it by hardly playing on the ET and getting most of his credit from the jointly considered tournaments like the majors.

So, very pleased for him, he is a good player, want him to do well, want the ET to do well...

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posted Nov 4, 2007

As ive said before, the Order of Merit dosent mean that much these days anyway, Els has only played in two Volvos and past winners did it on our tour. The money in some events (Els matchplay victory for instance, invites only)makes a mockery of the money list.Now that world events count, players such as Els, Goosen, Rose etc hardly visit these shores, as Rose has shown. Els shouldnt have even been in the running, to win that much in that event in a closed field does more harm to the so called money list, vardon trophy etc. Majors is what counts, not money lists, or Monty would have been the greatest of all time.

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posted Nov 4, 2007

I hope this is the beginning of the peak of his career that I expect to last atleast 10 years. He's ony 27, so great times ahead..He has been through some difficult times but he has hoepfully learnt a lot from it.

Rose's No 7 in the world now. How high can he go? Time for a change at the top, eh?

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comment by Eewires (U5352372)

posted Nov 4, 2007

I don't think that he will shift the Tiger, but I hope that the psychological boost of winning a 2nd tier tournament (my description to mean next best to the majors) will mean that he is able to finish off if the opportunity arises in future.

On the matter of the OOM I totally agree with seabomber that Els position was totally distorted by the World Matchplay, which should not count, but JR got most of his points from the majors (worst finish 12th) which should always count, and got the win in far fewer tournaments than PH, so probably deserved it in the end; and anyway PH got his first (of many we hope) major this year, and will not begrudge the OOM to Rose (first major next year???).

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comment by srumsey (U841973)

posted Nov 5, 2007

The leading money winner on the European tour this seasn was Tiger Woods.

If the tour is going to include the world wide events and the World Match play then they should except that Woods is the Order of Merit winner.

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posted Nov 5, 2007

It is truly fitting that not only did he win the Order of Merit but at No 7 in the World rankings is today confirmed as the leading European in the world. Justin has become a different golfer over the last year and now has the game to go on and win a major, a mixture of patience and talent. Attributes that Tiger has shown at every major for the last few years. If Justin could learn to putt as consistently as Tiger then little will stand in his way now that he also has the self belief that comes from winning. He is also a wonderful role model for youngsters (unlike a lot of highly paid 20 year olds in other sports!). His focus and work ethic coupled with a winning smile and eloquent humility is much to be admired. He deserves all he achieves and in another year would be a worthy BBC Sports Personality of the Year but Paula and Lewis may have an advantage with the popular vote. Well done Justin and we all look forward to 2008.

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comment by Owen (U5944801)

posted Nov 5, 2007

The Order of Merit beautifully tops off a hugley impressive year for Justin 'The Natural' Rose.

To have a real chance to win any of the four majors in a calendar year is really the domain of Woods and Woods alone. But Justin was in the mix to win any of them, and as the sun rose on these final days, he truly bloomed into a world class professional. As he showed at the Masters, he not only has the swing but also the temperament to consistently contest for the biggest tournments in world golf.

No.7 in the world rankings, Volvo Masters champion, European No.1 and his whole career ahead of him; life is sweet for Justin Rose and his growing band of believers.

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posted Nov 5, 2007


Justin Rose is a good golfer but boy does he choke on the big stage and needs to get his head together if he is going to win a major. Monty won multiple "orders of merit" but he didnít win any majors. I really hope Justin proves me wrong but I doubt he will win one in 2008.

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posted Nov 5, 2007

Spot on srumsey.. but the European tour couldnt have a non member win the thing, could they ? World events shouldnt count on any tour, but as this is most of the criteria for Ryder cup selection, they have no choice, the best will go for the big world events, not the tour...better count them then!Otherwise we might get a B team, and everyone knows now that the Ryder cup is the mainstay of the European tour and we cant afford to lose too often can we ?

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