It was an ugly tournament from start to finish, but Justin Rose was able to win his first career major championship in dramatic and emotional fashion at the 2013 U.S. Open.
Rose finished the tournament one over par for the weekend and was still able to win at Merion. It came down to some anxious moments for Rose, waiting for Mickelson on the 18th hole to see if he could pull it out. But eventually, Rose came out with the win.
After a disappointing tournament all around, things didn't get much better for Tiger Woods on the last day.
Sports Illustrated reported Tiger's finish for the tournament, while ESPN Stats & Info Provided some background info on his ugly weekend.
Things were looking good for Phil Mickelson after entering the day with the lead. Things were looking even better after he drilled an eagle on the 10th hole. His reaction was priceless.
On the other hand, things weren't too good for Rory McIlroy, who hit a ball into the water on the 11th. His reaction wasn't as happy as Lefty's.
It was ugly for a number of big golfers, as ESPN reported.
Things were tight near the end of the day, with Rose barely holding the lead and Mickelson and Jason Day closely behind. It was a close putt for birdie on the final hole for Rose, but he settled with a tap-in. He then pointed to the sky, which Trey Wingo explained.
After Rose was able to finish the 18th hole with a tap-in for par, Phil had two holes to make up the one-stroke lead.
Mickelson was able to two-putt for par on the 17th, which meant that he had to birdie to force a playoff. As the PGA Tour Twitter account reported, this was no easy feat.
Mickelson was unable to pull off the win, and the the support for Rose was tremendous. Both Bleacher Report and ESPN reported the victory.
Unfortunately for Phil, he finished as the runner-up once again and made history, according to ESPN Stats & Info.
Congratulations to Rose on a tremendous finish on a very difficult course.