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Top 20 Golfers for 2013 Majors: No. 7 Justin Rose


They’re the cream of the major championship crop, circa 2013 — the Athlon Major Championship Dream Team. Leading up to The Masters, we'll be unveiling Athlon Sports’ 20 players to watch for majors season, with commentary on each from the Golf Channel’s Brandel Chamblee.

No. 7: Justin Rose

Born: July 30, 1980, Johannesburg, South Africa | Career PGA Tour Wins:4 (5 on European Tour)   |2012 Wins (Worldwide): 2| 2012 Earnings (PGA Tour): $4,290,930 (7th) World Ranking: 3

Brandel Chamblee's Take

Rose led both the European and PGA tours in greens in regulation in 2012 and finished the year with his highest-ever world ranking at No. 4. He had his biggest win at the WGC Cadillac, his best finish in a major with a 3rd at the PGA Championship, beat Phil Mickelson in Ryder Cup singles with clutch putts on the last three holes and beat both Tiger Woods and Lee Westwood en route to winning in Turkey at the end of the year. His confidence appears to have caught up with his abilities, which means Justin has a chance to be the best in the world.

Major Championship Résumé
Starts: 35
Wins: 0

2012 Performance:
Masters - T8
U.S. Open - T21
British Open - Cut
PGA Championship - T3

Best Career Finishes: 
Masters - T5 (2007)
U.S. Open - T5 (2003)
British Open - T4 (1998)
PGA Championship - T3 (2012)
Top-10 Finishes: 7
Top-25 Finishes: 16
Missed Cuts: 13

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

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