JUSTIN Rose finished tied 22nd in the Open at Royal Troon, after he fired in a final round of 70 to finish one over, a massive 21 shots behind winner Henrik Stenson.

The damage was done for the former Robert May's School pupil in his second round when he shot a 77.

The previous day, Rose opened with a three under 68, thanks to birdies at four, nine, 15 and 16 and one bogey on seven.

However, the fine weather of Thursday disappeared on Friday as the 35 year-old had to fight the elements and hence carded a 77.

He got off to the worst possible start with a dropped shot at the first and then a double bogey at four.

He dropped another shot at nine and then after hitting eight pars on the trot suffered another double bogey at the last.

His third round on Saturday saw him card a one under 70 and it would have been a lot better had he not dropped two shots on the 16th.

This was after Rose hit a run of three birdies through holes five to seven, but then dropped a shot on eight, before picking up a lone birdie on the back nine on hole 13.

In his final round the Englishman returned another 70, thanks to birdies on holes one, eight and 16, with bogeys at five and 15.

The next big tournament for Rose is the Oympics in Rio.