JUSTIN Rose arrives at Carnoustie for the Open, having never bettered his debut finish of tied fourth as a teenage amateur two decades ago.

Now ranked three in the world, the former Robert May's School is a major and Olympic champion but the 2013 US Open winner agrees he has never quite done himself justice in his home leg of golf's Grand Slam.

The 37-year-old Englishman has been based in Britain since finishing joint tenth at Shinnecock Hills in last month's US Open.

It was one of an extraordinary 17 top-10 finishes, including four wins, since last August's US PGA Championship.

Rose tees off in the first round today at 9.58am along with American Jordon Spieth and Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat.