Title: Justin Rose beats Phil Mickelson to win US Open title Justin Rose looked up to the heavens and put his finger to his mouth, as if to say “Not yet, Dad”. He didn’t need to wait long to become the US Open champion and England’s first major champion in 17 ye
Description: What a place to make your breakthrough and finally fulfil all that promise you showed as a 17‑year-old when you stood at Royal Birkdale with your arms aloft. Merion is America’s golfing museum and Rose has joined its gallery of legends. On the 18th, Rose’s drive finished a few yards from Ben Hogan’s plate, from where that golfing genius hit that one-iron to win the US Open. Essentially needing a par to win, Rose hit a majestic four-iron, which rolled past the pin on to the fringe of the green. Nervelessly, Rose took a three-wood and hit it to an inch. There was one person in his mind. His father, Ken, died of leukaemia in 2002. The old man would have known that with Phil Mickelson in behind, anything was still possible. But the left-hander was doomed to his sixth runner-up finish at his national championship.