Merion Golf Club US Open 2013: Challenging Course Caused Havoc All Weekend Long
The U.S. Open concluded on Sunday, and Merion Golf Club's course did golfers no favors throughout the weekend.
Final standings from the weekend can be found at the official website of the US Open.
Justin Rose of England walked away victorious, but not even the champion had an easy time. He finished the tournament at one-over-par.
Nobody finished under par, so that shows just how difficult the course was all weekend.
The course was tough on everybody, and it provided drama up until the final hole. Lefty Phil Mickelson needed a birdie on one of the final two holes to force a playoff, but he couldn't manage one.
Mickelson had a chance to win the tournament, but he stumbled to a four-over-par in the final round after being the only golfer under par through three rounds.
Tiger Woods was one of many golfers to have an extremely rough time in the tournament. He shot six-over-par on Saturday, which was the worst round at the US Open in his career according to Gary Mihoces of USA Today Sports. Woods finished the weekend at 13-over-par.
Rose was the only golfer to finish within two strokes of par. He had only one round in which he finished under par.
American Hunter Mahan finished at five-over-par and tied for fifth, and he was the only golfer who had at least two rounds under par.
The difficult course made for a lot of drama, but it also made it tough for golfers to put up impressive numbers. Everyone was bunched together starting in the opening round, and it only got tighter as the tournament went on.
Rose finished in first, but it was hardly easy. He had to wait and see if the course would continue to play tough as Mickelson finished up. As expected, the course made it tough on Lefty and Rose was able to hold on.
A wild weekend at the US Open concluded with nobody under par, but it doesn't take away from Rose's performance at Merion.
*All information is courtesy of the official website of the US Open.
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