British Airways-sponsored Justin Rose wins US Open

British Airways-sponsored Justin Rose wins US Open British Airways ambassador Justin Rose celebrates in the United States (Photo: David Cannon, Getty for British Airways)

British Airways has offered its congratulations to its sponsored athlete Justin Rose, on winning the US Open - the first English player to do so in 43 years.

Ranked world number three, Rose 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 and I’m looking forward to flying with my favourite airline to The Open Championship next month.”

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.”

The 32-year-old golfer emerged victorious on a dramatic final day at Merion to claim his first ever major and the 113th US 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.