JUSTIN Rose celebrated his best ever finish at The Open, as he claimed a share of second place at Carnoustie.

The former Robert May's pupil's previous best had been in 1998, when he came joint fourth, when still an amateur at Royal Birkdale.

this time he finished tied with Rory McIlroy, Xander Schauffele and Kevin Kisner, two shots behind winner Francesco Molinari.

This year's open was a roller coaster ride for Rose, as he so nearly did not make the cut after two rounds.

It only did so, by making a birdie at the final hole of day two.

The 37-year-old made full use of his let off, with his best ever major round of 64 on Saturday and on the final day his 69 saw him finish on 278.