2013 has already been an incredible one for Justin Rose, a year that saw him win his first major title when he narrowly beat the legendary American golfer Phil Mickelson by two strokes to take the US Open back in June.

And now, the 33 year old South African born Englishman can add an honorary lifetime membership of the European Tour to his list of achievements for 2013. Last week, Rose became only the 47th ever golfer in the history of the European Tour to be conferred with that honor and joined the likes of Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell.

And the Englishman is eagerly looking forward to the new season which he hopes will bring more success for him and is looking forward to becoming a worthy beneficiary of such a huge honor.

Rose, who had struggled for long periods since he first broke into the world of professional golf so many years back now until recently when he managed to secure his first major title. And the man he beat to the title, Phil Mickelson stated that now that he has got the monkey off his back, the world will see the best of Justin Rose.

Speaking about the honor bestowed on him, the honor is a huge one, adding that for a kid who had started his career as a professional with 21 missed cuts, this honor means a lot to him. And he hailed the European Tour as well, commenting that the whole journey couldn’t have been possible without all the hard work.

Justin Rose now turns his attention to the Race to Dubai, stating that at the beginning of the year, it is everyone’s dream to win it but it only becomes an option once some tournaments are played and he is looking forward to it.