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A look back at when we first got a glimpse of Justin Rose at the 1998 British Open

Shane Bacon
Devil Ball Golf

Justin Rose is now a major championship winner, but you have to go all the way back to 1998 when we first got a glimpse of how talented he could be.

Rose, 17 at the time, was playing as an amateur at the British Open, and playing extremely well, heading into the final round in fifth place alone. Rose had his magical moment on the 72nd hole at Royal Birkdale, holing a shot for birdie from the rough to finish T-4, winning low amateur honors thanks to that Sunday 69.

The now 32-year-old turned pro the day after that performance, and now, 15 years later, he is a major champion.

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