US Open 2013: Justin Rose out-duels Phil Mickelson to capture title

World number one Tiger Woods fired a 74 to finish on 13-over 293 -- his worst 72-hole US Open score over par as a professional -- and shared 32nd spot.

updated: June 17, 2013 12:43 IST
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Pennsylvania: Justin Rose became the first Englishman to win the US Open since Tony Jacklin in 1970 with a tension-packed par-70 final round Sunday that delivered his long-sought first major title.

Rose, who also became England's first major champion since Nick Faldo at the 1996 Masters, finished 72 holes on one-over 281 to defeat US star Phil Mickelson and Australian Jason Day by two strokes at formidable Merion Golf club.

Rose, a 32-year-old who was born in South Africa, clung to a one-shot lead when he put his 18th-hole tee shot in the fairway near a plaque where legend Ben Hogan hit a famed one-iron shot to seal a 1950 US Open victory at Merion.

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