Back Justin Rose to Become England’s Third Green Jacket Wearing Masters Champion in 2020
As Justin Rose, England’s most successful golfer of recent years nears the milestone that is his 40th birthday, we consider what the immediate future holds for the world number four ranked player.
Rose has just about done it all, throughout a glittering career that has seen the South-African born player pick up 10 PGA Tour titles, 12 European Tour wins and an Olympic gold medal.
Perhaps surprisingly Rose has just the one major to his name, that coming six years ago in the U.S Open when he beat the likes of Jason Day and Phil Mickelson by two strokes at the Merion Golf Club in Haverford Pennsylvania.
Could Rose go into his 40th birthday, which comes around next July, with another major crown under his belt?
Rose has finished as an unfortunate runner-up twice in Masters action, in 2015 and 2017, but could 2020 be his year?
Tiger Woods picked up an astonishingly emotional green jacket in 2019 and the American hero is currently the second favorite for the 2020 tournament at Augusta, with Brooks Koepka being seen as the man to catch with Betfair offering 8/1 on the 29-year-old Florida man, who already has four majors to his name and a wide range of Betting offers and sign-up bonuses could throw up other options.
Justin Rose has won the Farmers Insurance Open this year and has been particularly impressive in FedEx Cup action and you can grab 18/1 on him winning the Masters with Coral.
Other English players worth considering backing in the Masters market include Tommy Fleetwood, 33/1 with BetVictor, 40/1 with Bet365 on Paul Casey and a temping 100/1 on Ian Poulter with BoyleSports.
British winners of majors come fairly regularly in the past but recently have become very rare, with Northern Irish stars like Rory McIlroy and Darren Clarke as well as Danny Willet’s surprise win in 2016, being the exceptions to the rule.
In 2015 Justin Rose came painfully close to a Masters Triumph and only an inspired Jordan Spieth stood in his way, MIckelson leveling. In 2017 the defeat was even more bitter.
Rose stood level with Sergio Garcia for the best part of two rounds before the Spaniard won the tournament in a sudden-death playoff.
Keep an eye on Rose’s form over the next nine months or so and then consider a clever wager on Rose becoming only the third Englishman to put on that famous Green Jacket.