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Last Updated: 24/08/12 11:17am

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Justin Rose: Will be playing in just his second Ryder Cup.

Justin Rose: Will be playing in just his second Ryder Cup.

Back in 2008, when the 32-year-old Englishman made his first and only Ryder Cup appearance, he was primarily a very good European Tour player trying to make it in America.

Justin's third place in the recent USPGA was his best finish in a major - finally beating his memorable tied fourth place in the 1998 Open at Royal Birkdale when still an amateur. Rose has worked with coach Sean Foley since the end of 2009. Justin has finished inside the top five in all four majors.

He now boasts a record on the PGA Tour that, for the Europeans, is probably second only to Rory McIlroy.

In the last three seasons he has transformed himself from a consistent player to one who can win, and when he wins he tends to win high-quality events (for example, the 2010 Memorial, the 2011 BMW Championship and this year's WGC-Cadillac Championship).

It also takes real heart to win your point in a Ryder Cup away match.

In his debut in 2008 he paired up with his good friend Ian Poulter to win two of their three matches and, more impressively, Rose defeated Phil Mickelson 3&2 in the singles.

His ball-striking is superb which makes him a potentially fine foursomes partner for anyone, and it will put pressure on any opponent who knows that Rose will hit a lot of greens.

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