Justin Rose became the first Englishman to win the U.S. Open in 43 years by holding on for a two-stroke victory over Phil Mickelson, who was the golf tournament’s runner-up for a record-extending sixth time.
Wearing the gold winner’s medal around his neck and hoisting the silver U.S. Open trophy over his head, Webb Simpson continued a trend in major golf championships with his win at San Francisco’s Olympic Club.
Graeme McDowell beat Webb Simpson in a playoff at the RBC Heritage to win what he described as his first authentic PGA Tour title, as his only previous win in the U.S. came at the 2010 U.S. Open when he wasn’t a member of golf’s richest circuit.
Anchored putters, which have drawn converts including Ernie Els and critics such as Tiger Woods while being used to win three of the last four major titles, probably will be banned in a decision to be announced by golf’s rulemakers tomorrow.
Jason Day will take a one-shot lead into the third round at golf’s Masters Tournament, where Tiger Woods is three strokes back and 14-year-old Tianlang Guan is the youngest player to make the cut for weekend play in one of the sport’s four major championships.