Will Chris Wood Be the New Justin Rose?

Bleacher ReportCorrespondent IOctober 20, 2008

Justin Rose burst onto the scene at the Open Championship in 1998.

He was a 17-year-old amateur who holed a dramatic shot from the deep Royal Birkdale rough for an amazing birdie on the 18th to finish for a tie for fourth.

He soon turned professional, and within 10 years, he was a multi-time champion, Order of Merit Winner in 2007, and part of his first Ryder Cup in Valhalla in 2008.

Will Chris Wood do the same, not make the grade, or even surpass him?

Well as we all know, he finished in a tie for fifth with Jim Furyk at this year’s 2008 Open Championship and has recently finished in a tie for 10th at the Portuguese Masters.

I'm wondering if he will become a top European tour player and do well in majors, just as Justin Rose has done over the years.

Personally I think he will, as he has a solid swing and a good pedigree at the amateur level. 

Maybe I am biased because I went to the same school as him, but I have seen him play and I was very impressed.

I was wondering what the golfing Bleacher Reporters think.  I am interested to hear your views on this up-and-coming English golfer.