A tough US Open was won by Justin Rose last Sunday, the first Englishmen to win the event for forty three years. Many now predict Justin Rose to build from his maiden victory and go on to win many more majors. Could this though be the catalyst for English golfers to take supremacy in the sport?
Justin Rose would be our best bet. He has come close in many majors in previous years and now that he has won one; this should push him forward to many more. The Johannesburg born golfer is currently ranked 3rd in the world and has won two Ryder cups in 2008 and 2012.
Lee Westwood is another Englishman who has come close to winning a major. However it always seems to be the putter letting him down on the big occasions and if the man from Nottingham can master this skill, I’m sure his name will eventually be engraved onto one of the four most established trophies in Golf. Lee is currently ranked 12th in the world and similarly to Rose, has been part of the winning Ryder Cup teams of 2008 and 2012.
A final golfer hopefully to break his major duck is Luke Donald. The former world number one has struggled immensely in the majors and seems to never be in contention to win them. He was part of the winning Ryder Cup teams of 2008 and 2012 and is now ranked 7th in the world. If Donald was to succeed, he would go on to win many more that is for certain.
The most difficult thing about winning a major is to win it for the first time, and with Rose now having accomplished this milestone, we should see Rose win many more majors in future. No pressure Justin!