Britain's Justin Rose was named the recipient of the PGA Tour's Payne Stewart Award on Wednesday, which honours a player for his character, sportsmanship and a commitment to charity.
"Justin Rose embodies everything the Payne Stewart Award represents,” said PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan.
“Like Payne, he has been one of the premier players of his generation while using his platform to better the lives of those around him."
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"I am truly humbled and honored to be associated with the enduring legacy of Payne Stewart through this award,” Rose said in a statement.
“The Payne Stewart Award has become an annual celebration of Payne’s impact on the PGA Tour and its players."
"I am forever grateful to be connected to a man who was the consummate professional on and off the golf course and will cherish being a Payne Stewart Award recipient well after my playing days are over.”
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Named after the three-time major champion Stewart, who died in a private plane crash in 1999, Rose will receive his award at a ceremony that will take place on August 31 in conjunction with the Tour Championship in Atlanta.
A former-world number one, Olympic gold medallist and US Open champion, Rose is also respected for his charitable work.
In 2009, Rose and his wife Kate established their own foundation working with charities in South Africa, the United States, the Bahamas and England.
The Kate & Justin Rose Foundation (KJRF) has raised more than $3 million and provided more than 500,000 hunger-free weekends and more than 300,000 books to 29,000 children.
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