Top 30 Golfers for the 2014 Majors: No. 5 Justin Rose

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Athlon Counts Down the 30 Golfers to Watch for Majors Season

They’re the cream of the major championship crop, circa 2014 — the Athlon Major Championship Dream Team. Leading up to The Masters, we'll be unveiling Athlon Sports’ 30 players to watch for majors season, with commentary on each from the Golf Channel’s Brandel Chamblee.

No. 5: Justin Rose

Born: July 30, 1980, Johannesburg, South Africa | Career PGA Tour Wins: 5 (6 on the European Tour) | 2013 Wins (Worldwide): 1 | 2013 Earnings (PGA Tour): $4,146,148 (8th) World Ranking: 8

Brandel Chamblee's Take

Justin Rose is the most technical player in golf, and ordinarily that makes for a good swing on video but a lack of results on the course. The problem, typically, is that those who never stop tinkering never start believing. But somewhere along the way, Justin found belief. His swing doesn't just look good on video; it produces and stands up to intense pressure, as it did on the Sunday of last year’s U.S. Open back nine. He has become so good tee-to-green that he can break holes apart, find specific portions of fairways and greens, and with the exception of being an average putter, is well supported in every other aspect of his game.

Major Championship Résumé
Starts: 39
Wins: 1

2013 Performance:
Masters - T25
U.S. Open - 1
British Open - Cut
PGA Championship - T33

Best Career Finishes: 
Masters - T5 (2007)
U.S. Open - 1 (2013)
British Open - T4 (1998)
PGA Championship - T3 (2012)
Top-10 Finishes: 8
Top-25 Finishes: 18
Missed Cuts: 14

—Brandel Chamblee is lead analyst for the Golf Channel. Be sure to follow him @ChambleeBrandel on Twitter.

 

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