Robert Rock

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Robert Rock
— Golfer —
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Personal information
Full name Robert Rock
Born (1977-04-06) 6 April 1977 (age 37)
Armitage, Staffordshire
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 168 lb (76 kg; 12.0 st)
Nationality  England
Residence Lichfield, Staffordshire
Spouse Lynda (m.2007)
Children David (b. 2008)
Career
Turned professional 1998
Current tour(s) European Tour
Professional wins 2
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 2
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open T23: 2011
The Open Championship T7: 2010
PGA Championship CUT: 2012

Robert Rock (born 6 April 1977) is an English professional golfer. He was born in Armitage, near Lichfield in Staffordshire, and grew up and was educated in nearby Rugeley. He joined the European Tour as an affiliate member in 2003 and has remained a member ever since.

His breakthrough season was 2009, when he managed three second place finishes,[1] including at the Irish Open, where he tied for first place but lost to Irish amateur Shane Lowry in a three-hole playoff.[2] He finished the 2009 season ranked in the top thirty of the Race to Dubai.

Rock won his maiden European Tour title at the BMW Italian Open in Turin in June 2011. He won by one stroke over Gary Boyd and Thorbjørn Olesen despite a final round 62 from Olesen.[3] He made his U.S. Open debut the following week, having qualified via a European sectional qualifying event. Because of difficulties in obtaining a visa, he only arrived in the United States at 3:30am on the Thursday morning, less than 12 hours before the start of his round.[4] Despite this, he managed an under-par opening round of 70 and finished tied for 23rd place at 3 under par.

Rock won his second European Tour title at the 2012 Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, finishing one shot ahead of Rory McIlroy.[5] He entered the final round at 11 under par, tied for the lead with Tiger Woods, but outshone the American on Sunday to shoot a 2 under round of 70 to claim victory.

He has written a column for the worldgolf.com website.[6]

He is one of a few professional golfers that does not wear a hat while he plays, despite the sponsorship income it can bring.[7]

Professional wins (2)[edit]

European Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 12 Jun 2011 BMW Italian Open −21 (64-68-68-67=267) 1 stroke England Gary Boyd, Denmark Thorbjørn Olesen
2 29 Jan 2012 Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship −13 (69-70-66-70=275) 1 stroke Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy

European Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2009 The 3 Irish Open Republic of Ireland Shane Lowry Lost to par on third extra hole

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T23 CUT
The Open Championship T67 T16 DNP DNP CUT T7 T38 CUT
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT

DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 1 2 6 4
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals 0 0 0 0 1 3 9 5
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 3 (2010 Open Championship – 2011 Open Championship)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1

Team appearances[edit]

Professional

Equipment[edit]

  • Driver: Taylor Made R11
  • 3 wood: Callaway Tour-X 13 deg Aldila NV-70-X Tour Velvet Ribbed.
  • Irons: Callaway X-Forged 2-PW Dynamic-Gold-X100 Tour Velvet Ribbed.
  • Wedges: Callaway X-Tour Forged 52 deg, 58 deg Cleveland CG14 black pearl wedge.
  • Putter: Odyssey White Hot.
  • Bag: Club SBM.
  • Ball: Titleist Pro - V1 x.
  • Glove: Footjoy.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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