Ryder Cup Profile #8 - 'The Bipolar Beast'

Ryder Cup Profile #8 - 'The Bipolar Beast'

Age - 36

Nickname - Rosey

Nationality - South African really, only pretends to be English so he can play in the Ryder Cup

Lookalikes - Every single insurance salesman on the planet


The Ryder Cup Hulk


Yet another ‘English’ sportsman who actually hails from South Africa. Incredible golfer, but seems as if he’s got awful banter. Would definitely rather have a quiet night in with the Missus watching reality TV than a night out on the sesh with the lads.


Most likely to say

“You know I’ve won a major AND a gold medal?”


Least likely to say

Anything remotely controversial

In full melt mode


The Female Perspective by Lara

66 - I do like the lanky beanpole and wish I could rate him higher but he must be related to Yoda from Stars Wars.


Writer’s Comment

Justin Rose away from the Ryder Cup is your everyday, mundane golfer, but there’s something about playing for continent or country that brings out the best in him. That monster putt at Medinah and his win in Rio surely prove this.

Come Ryder Cup time, the Justin Rose we all know and love morphs into this fist-pumping maniac, a true Jekyll and Hyde process. Well I say love, I suppose we have to love him because he's English, the same way you have to love your slightly weird relative just because he’s family.


What will he do if Europe win the Ryder Cup?

PGA Tour Justin would probably sit quietly in the corner with a nice glass of red wine congratulating himself on a job well done, but this would be Ryder Cup Justin.

He’d be the life and soul of the party, but riding on a wave of pure adrenaline, would probably scream at poor old Sam Torrance for not dancing to the Cha Cha Slide.


What would happen if he got in a fight with Dustin Johnson

PGA Tour Justin would be annihilated in about 0.8 seconds. Ryder Cup Justin would still get annihilated, but maybe after 8 seconds instead.

Looking gangster


Can he actually play golf though?

Rose has been playing golf since he had the strength to swing a club. He was breaking 70 when he was only 11 years old!

At 11 I was breaking windows with a football pretending to be Cristiano Ronaldo, but not Justin, he was up at the club in his slightly too big suit that his Mum told him he’d grow into, making acceptance speeches and collecting prizes.

The vast majority of his life has been spent on a golf course so its only natural that he’s going to be pretty good at it. He has a major, a sort of half major with his new, shiny gold medal and an incredible Ryder Cup record; definitely my tip to be Europe’s top points scorer.


Ryder Cup Ultimate Team Europe Stats

(POP - Popularity, SEXY - How fit is he? INTIM - How scared will the Americans be? LAD - How much of a lad is he? FORM - What's his form like? TWIT - How good is he on Twitter? OVERALL rating in the top left corner)

Rose definitely isn’t one of the lads, that's not to say he ain't a nice chap, but he’s an amazing golfer in great form and that is a scary prospect for Team USA.

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#GCW writer. I like the Ryder Cup and Andrew "Beef" Johnston. I dislike slow play and Colin Montgomerie.