With the eyes of the world watching, Justin Rose completed his first ever US Masters with new friends made and respect very much intact.

The 22-year-old finished nine-over-par in tied 39th place, and said afterwards: "I really enjoyed my first experience of playing Augusta and I felt I played really well tee to green.

"My putting let me down a bit but I know that I can play the course and that is something positive to take forward."

With the poor weather conditions there was little chance for practice rounds and the competition itself was delayed, forcing the players into a double round with a two-tee start.

However despite the early disruption, Rose started well and finished the first day in tied ninth with a blistering one-under-par 71, with high hopes of making the cut.

Saturday proved to be a mixed day for Rose, enjoying a great long game but struggling with his putting to complete the round in four-over and in tied 27th.

Sunday saw much of the same despite Rose's best efforts — a tiring round of 77 on the prestigious Augusta course, to drop back the field.

He added: "My putting let me down a bit and an average of 30 putts a round is way too many to win this tournament. The greens are much more severe than the TV shows."

Rose is now taking a well-earned two-week break before heading of to Japan to defend his Crowns tournament.