13 Mar 2012

Rose rises to golf's elite

6:47 am on 13 March 2012

The English golfer Justin Rose is ranked among the game's elite following his commanding win yesterday at the Cadillac Classic in Florida, one of the series of World Golf Championship events.

31 year old Rose, who famously finished fourth at the British Open as a 17 year old amateur, has jumped 15 places up the rankings to number 7, and he's now being mentioned as a serious contender for the Masters title next month in Augusta.

Tiger Woods limped off the Doral Course after 11 holes yesterday, raising doubts about his fitness for the Masters.