US Open a thing of beauty for Rose; Mickelson flounders late to finish second
ARDMORE, PA. — Justin Rose became the first Englishman in 43 years to win the U.S. Open, billed as America's national championship. Rose finished the final round Sunday at Merion, located near Philadelphia, by carding an even-par 70 to defeat Phil Mickelson and Jason Day by two strokes. Mickelson, who turned 43 on Sunday, finished second at the U.S. Open for the sixth time in his career. Rose ended the tourney at 1-over 281. Exiting the 18th green, Rose glanced through the clouds above, pointed to the sky and gave a nod to his late father, Ken, who passed away in September. .