PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Justin Rose of England has been chosen to obtain the Payne Stewart Award, one of many premier awards on the PGA Tour that acknowledges character, sportsmanship and a dedication to charity.
The award is known as after the three-time main champion who died in a non-public airplane accident in 1999, 4 months after he gained the U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2 and a month after a U.S. victory within the Ryder Cup.
Rose, a former U.S. Open champion and Olympic gold medalist, and spouse Kate have established a basis geared towards feeding and educating youngsters. Most lately, they created the Rose Women Sequence to supply girls taking part in alternatives when the Women European Tour and different circuits shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The Payne Stewart Award has turn into an annual celebration of Payne’s influence on the PGA Tour and its gamers,” Rose mentioned. “I’m ceaselessly grateful to be linked to a person who was the consummate skilled on and off the golf course and can cherish being a Payne Stewart Award recipient nicely after my taking part in days are over.”
He might be offered the award on Aug. 31 at a ceremony in Atlanta the week of the Tour Championship.
Byron Nelson, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus have been honored with the primary award in 2000. Since then, the winners embrace Ben Crenshaw, Tom Watson, Nick Price, Gary Player, Ernie Els and Bernhard Langer.
“Justin Rose embodies all the things the Payne Stewart Award represents,” PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan mentioned. “Like Payne, he has been one of many premier gamers of his technology whereas utilizing his platform to higher the lives of these round him.”
The Kate & Justin Rose Basis goals to “feed hungry tummies and curious minds” in central Florida. It has raised greater than $3 million in offering 500,000 of what it calls hunger-free weekends, together with 300,000 books to 29,000 youngsters.
The inspiration partnered with the charity Blessings in a Backpack final 12 months in the course of the pandemic. It has fed almost 5,000 youngsters on weekends and holidays.
Rose has gained 10 instances on the PGA Tour, 11 instances on the European Tour and captured the FedEx Cup in 2018. He has performed on 5 Ryder Cup groups for Europe.