Shades of the 2012 Ryder Cup.
There was Justin Rose and Phil Mickelson locked in combat at Merion Golf Club just as they had been in their head-to-head match last year. Once again, it was the Englishman who prevailed.
Rose outlasted a great field with a bouncy Sunday that included five birdies and five bogies to end where he began at plus one.
Rain or shine, the 100-year-old and 6,996-yard Merion overcame its own reputation as "too short and soft" and became one of the most difficult Open venues ever; no one finished under par for the week.
The rough was tough, and the greens seemed even tougher. Hitting fairways and greens was paramount to success, but there wasn’t much of it. A typical U.S. Open.
Many will come out of Merion relieved, but there are others who want to throw their clubs in the creek. Take a look at the winners and losers from the week.