Rose still has to prove he is a cut above.
Is Justin Rose Justin Peter Rose (born 30 July 1980) is an English professional golfer. He was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and moved to the United Kingdom at the age of five.
Rose burst to prominence at The Open Championship in 1998. setting himself up for exactly the same fall as Gordon Sherry Gordon Sherry (born Kilmarnock, April 8 1974) is a professional golfer from Scotland and former member of the PGA European Tour.
He attained his greatest successes at an early age as an amateur and fledgling professional. ?
The young Englishman - prematurely described as Europe's answer to Tiger Woods Editing of this page by unregistered or newly registered users is currently disabled. by R&A secretary Michael Bonallack Sir Michael Bonallack (born 31 December 1934) is an English amateur golfer who was one of the leading administrators in world golf in the late 20th century.
Bonallack was born in Chigwell, Essex, England. He won the British Boys Championship in 1952. after the Open at Birkdale - seems to be piling unnecessary pressure on himself.
His recent remarks that he hopes to make the 1999 Ryder Cup Ryder Cup
Biennial team golf event first held in 1927. It was originally played between teams of golfers from the U.S. and Britain; since 1979 players opposing the U.S. have been chosen from all of Europe. The trophy was donated by the British seed merchant Samuel Ryder. side are just plain crazy, coming from a man who has missed seven cuts in a row since turning pro.
Rose must first try to win his European Tour card in Spain at the end of next month before he can start talking about playing in the biennial joust joust: see tournament. against the Americans.
His comments were all too reminiscent of Sherry's on the final day of the 1995 Open at St Andrews Coordinates: St Andrews (Scottish Gaelic: Cill Rìmhinn) is a city and former royal burgh on the east coast of Fife, Scotland. It is named after Saint Andrew the Apostle. .
The big fellow, on the crest of a wave Crest of a Wave is the signature tune for all Scout Gang Shows throughout the world and is usually performed at the end of a performance.
Crest Of A Wave was written by Ralph Reader for use in the various Gang Shows and has various hand actions associated with it. after being feted for the previous fortnight, said he hoped to come back to the Home of Golf in 2000 and win the Open.
At the time it was an honest, and even engaging, assessment by the Stirling University student - but how it has come back to haunt him.
The Kilmarnock player has, of course, had a wretched professional career.
He has been toiling on the satellite Challenge Tour, where he is currently outside the top 50, and, unlike Rose, must get through not one but two tough qualifying tests if he is to win his Euro card.
Rose and Sherry are managed by Edinburgh-based Carnegie International, but despite the similarities of their opening weeks as professionals, golf manager Mike Todd is still not seeing the warning lights.
"You can't compare Justin and Gordon," South African Todd told me. "They are two very different people.
"Justin is unfortunately having a bad run, but I don't agree he is putting more pressure on himself by talking about making the Ryder Cup team before he has won his tour card.
"His remarks should be seen in a positive way rather than in an arrogant way.
"He is very demanding on himself, and despite missing these seven cuts, is still mentally very strong.
"He is disappointed more than anything else that he hasn't taken advantage of a great opportunity to win his card without having to go to the qualifying school at San Roque next month."
Well, maybe, but I am beginning to have my doubts.
Like everybody else, I was enormously impressed with Rose at Royal Birkdale.
It wasn't just his play, phenomenal though that was in the desperate conditions, but his general demeanour demeanour or US demeanor
the way a person behaves [Old French de- (intensive) + mener to lead]
Noun 1. and ability to cope with the pressure on and off the course.
Mind you, we were saying the same about Sherry in 1995.
As 35-year-old European Tour player Paul Eales points out: "Justin has the extra burden of media attention, which journeymen pros such as myself don't have.
"A year on, the Challenge Tour would not do him any harm."
That is precisely what Bob Torrance said of Sherry 18 months ago, although in terms of results it hasn't panned out that way.
It's hard to imagine anyone saying the same of Tiger Woods when he turned pro.
But then Tiger, who will be a huge attraction in the Dunhill Cup at St Andrews this week, posted two wins and a further three top-10 finishes in his first eight tournaments in 1996.
It might, of course, have been a similar story for Rose - but fate decided otherwise.
He won the Pounds 600 pro-am first prize in his first event, the TNT TNT: see trinitrotoluene.
in full trinitrotoluene
Pale yellow, solid organic compound made by adding nitrate (−NO2) groups to toluene. Dutch Open, but then missed the cut by a single stroke.
The same happened the following week. As top European seniors money-winner Tommy Horton, explains: "After that it gets harder each time."
Had Rose squeezed into the final two days in Holland, who knows what would have followed.
At this stage the general verdict A decision by a jury that determines which side in a particular controversy wins, and in some cases, the amount of money in damages to be awarded. is that Rose remains an exceptional talent, and one who will make his mark sooner rather than later.
But failure to win his card in Spain - and it is certainly no foregone conclusion - will require a radical re-assessment.
For all Mike Todd's confidence that Rose will still be in demand for sponsors' invites next season, the example of Gordon Sherry proves that fame is a fickle creature.