JUSTIN Rose finished the The Open Championship at Royal Birkdale tied in 54th place, 16 shots behind the winner Jordan Spieth.

The American won the claret jug, as he ended his fours day on the course with a score of 12 under, while Rose was four over.

The former Robert May’s pupil had hoped to emulate the form he showed on his first visit to the course as a teenager back in 1998, when he finished tied fourth.

Unfortunately, it was not to be for the Olympic champion, even though he started well with two birdies in his opening three holes on day one.

His first round then became a real battle, as he finished with a one over 71 after hitting four birdies and five bogeys.

Day two was even worse, as Rose just made the cut after carding a four over 74.

On Saturday, the Englishman had his best round to date, as he posted a one under 69, thanks to birdies at holes eight, 15 and 16, with dropped shots at the first and ninth.

His final round saw him go round in par as he fired in birdies on holes five, eight and 15, while he suffered bogeys on holes 10, 14 and 16.