The Zurich Classic of New Orleans received a second commitment from one of the world’s top 10 players Tuesday when Justin Rose announced he would play in the April 23-26 PGA Tour event.
Rose, currently 10th in the world rankings, joins Jason Day, the No. 5 player in the world, in the 156-man field for the $6.9 million tournament to be played at TPC Louisiana in Avondale.
Rose, the 2013 U.S. Open champion, has finished in the top five of all four majors during his career as well as The Players Championship. He has six PGA Tour victories — at least one each season since 2010 — and has claimed seven international tournaments, including the Australian Open, Scottish Open and Volvo Masters.
Coming from two shots down in the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion, Rose, who has won $29 million on the PGA Tour, claimed the title by two strokes over Day and Phil Mickelson.
“Justin has established himself as one of the very best of the new generation of international players who have won tournaments worldwide,” said Steve Worthy, CEO of the Fore!Kids Foundation.
Rose has played on three European Ryder Cup teams, posting a 10-3 record in 2008, 2012 and 2014, and was part of the “Miracle of Medinah” in 2012 when the Europeans stormed back in Sunday’s singles matches to win.
Last fall at the Gleneagles in Scotland, he notched three wins and had two halves in his five matches, contributing four points to the European’s 16½ to 11½ victory.