British Airways is delighted to be the Official Global Airline Partner of Justin Rose, winner of the 2013 US Open and one of the world's best golfers.
Our partnership with Justin continues our long-standing history of supporting the finest British talent.
Justin flew on to the golfing scene as a 17-year-old amateur during the 1988 Open Championship at Royal Birkdale, and has since gone on to win a number of titles, notably the US Open in 2013. He has won on the PGA Tour five times, including the 2012 WGC – Cadillac Championship. Justin also has six career titles on The European Tour, where he was leading money winner in 2007.
British Airways has supported Justin since April 2013, helping him to compete and train around the world. Find out more about our golf break offers in some 80 golf resorts and 500 golf hotels around the world.
Customers can take golf clubs as part of their normal checked baggage allowance.
Justin is playing in the following major tournaments and we wish him the best of luck at each one of them.
|11 - 13 April||The Masters, Augusta, Georgia|
|13 - 15 June||US Open, Pinehurst, North Carolina|
|18 - 20 July||Open Championship, Hoylake, Lancashire|
|8 - 10 August||PGA Championship, Louiseville, Kentucky|
Known to many as the home of golf, St. Andrews in Scotland is one of the oldest courses, established in 1552. Rose said "the grandeur of St Andrews and the significance it holds in golfing history make it one of the finest places to play. All the greats have played and won here. It’s my dream to one day be part of this list."
This is where it all happened for Rose in 2013 when he won the US Open. Justin said "Merion will always hold a special place in my heart. I’ve always had a special connection with Philadelphia having won there in 2010. It’s even more special to me now."
Justin first came to prominence at Royal Birkdale aged 17, competing in the 1988 British Open. He describes it as "an all-round exceptional course with dunes overlooking the Mersey." The Southport course can also be unforgiving in the technical prowess it demands. It has played host to two Ryder Cups, famously in 1969 with Jack Nicklaus conceded a short putt to Tony Jacklin, halving the game.
Located on the eastern end of Long Island in New York, this links-style club has outstanding features, as Justin comments "Shinnecock is one of the truly great clubs, and there is no wonder why it has played host to a number of major championships. It tests every shot in the game."
This stunning course has its challenges and is best suited to the adept player. It has hosted prestigious events from the Presidents Cup to the Women’s Australia Open and Australian Masters.
Nestled in the Andalusia region of southern Spain, this is one of Europe’s most famous clubs. History has been made here, the Ryder Cup has been played here, and the greats including Seve Ballesteros have graced its fairways. Justin said "if there is such thing as a golfers club, this is it."
One of the greatest American clubs and home to the Hollywood jet set, this elite and elegant Californian club counts Adam Sandler, Larry David, Gregory Peck and Dean Martin amongst its current and former members. It has been described as a course with no weakness, and is credited for its clubhouse with incredible facilities. Don’t be surprised if you bump into a famous star if granted the opportunity to play here.
One of the most famous clubs in the world, Augusta opened for play in 1933 and is most recognised from The Masters Tournament. It features an 18-hole course and nine-hole par-three course. Its prestigious ‘invite-only’ membership includes high profile names such as Condoleezza Rice and Bill Gates among members. Rose will play here during The Masters this week.
With its rolling fairways and beautiful countryside, Swinley Forest is one of the most charming settings for a round. Justin comments "This is where it all began for me. I was lucky to have Swinley Forest growing up, and what a place to learn. It’s considered to have one of the best par-three holes anywhere and holds a special place in my heart."