• One crazy statistic shows just how unlucky Justin Rose has been 
  • He delivered the fourth-best aggregate total witnessed in the past 30 years
  • Rose carded 14-under at Masters when finishing second to Jordan Spieth
  • He also managed 11-under at The Open, where he finished tied sixth 

Derek Lawrenson for the Daily Mail

One crazy statistic illustrates the new standard set at the four major championships this year and how unlucky Justin Rose was not to have won at least one.

The 35-year-old Englishman delivered the fourth-best aggregate total witnessed in the past 30 years — yet did not add to the US Open he won in 2013.

Englishman Justin Rose delivered the fourth-best aggregate total witnessed in the past 30 years

Englishman Justin Rose delivered the fourth-best aggregate total witnessed in the past 30 years

‘If someone had said at the start of the year I would shoot 14 under par at two Grand Slams, I’d have expected to have been standing before you today as a three-time major champion,’ he said.

Rose carded 14-under at the Masters when finishing runner-up to Jordan Spieth and 14-under again on Sunday, where he ended up fourth. 

He also managed 11-under at The Open, where he finished tied sixth.

This was a year in which so many records were shattered. Spieth broke Tiger Woods’ record aggregate of 53 under par set in 2000.

And on Sunday became the first man to finish 17-under in a major and not win.

His consolation was that he had already won the US Open as well as the Green Jacket, and on Sunday he became the new world No 1.

Rose carded 14-under at the Masters when finishing runner-up to Jordan Spieth at Augusta National

Rose carded 14-under at the Masters when finishing runner-up to Jordan Spieth at Augusta National

Rose only small consolation was that he had already won the US Open as well as the Green Jacket

Rose only small consolation was that he had already won the US Open as well as the Green Jacket

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