British Airways is delighted to congratulate its sponsored athlete Justin Rose, on winning the US Open today (Monday 17 June, GMT) – the first English player to do so in 43 years.
Ranked World Number three, Justin said: “Golf takes me all over the world, and as an athlete it’s really important to arrive feeling refreshed and ready to compete. The premium service provided by British Airways and its oneworld partners has been a great support.”
British Airways’ managing director, brands and customer experience, Frank van der Post, said: “British Airways is proud to sponsor Justin Rose, he is an incredibly talented golfer and a true British gentleman. We look forward to continuing our journey with him and would like to add our congratulations on a superb and well deserved win at the US Open today.”
The 32-year-old golfer emerged victorious on a dramatic final day at Merion to claim his first ever major and the 113th U.S. Open. Rose signed for a level-par 70 on Sunday to finish one-over for the tournament; two shots clear of Australian, Jason Day and American, Phil Mickelson. He becomes the first Englishman to claim a major title since Sir Nick Faldo in 1996.
British Airways offers golf breaks in some 80 golf resorts and 500 golf hotels around the world. Customers can also take golf clubs as part of their normal checked baggage allowance. The airline’s most popular golf destinations are: Alicante, Tenerife, Faro, Miami and Phoenix. For more details on British Airways golf breaks, please visit: ba.com/golf