Robert Rock is a progressive and intuitive golf professional from England. A contemporary of his fans and peers, Robert is multiple winner on the men’s European Tour with a world renowned classical golf swing. 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, including at the Irish Open, where he tied for first place but lost to Irish amateur Shane Lowry in a three-hole playoff. 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. 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. 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. 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 is one of a few professional golfers that does not wear a hat while he plays, despite the sponsorship income it can bring.
Together with Natalie Clarke, Robert set up the The Robert Rock Junior Golf Tour in 2016 which are a series of Junior golf tournaments run across the Midlands. It is open to all Junior Golfers under 18, with both 18 hole and 9 hole events. Robert and Natalie both come from PGA coaching backgrounds and fully appreciate the importance of promoting golf to youngsters, growing the game and giving them the opportunity to play and compete, whilst learning the correct etiquette and technique.
There are plenty of plans for the development and growth of The Tour over the next couple of years, so please stay tuned for further information.