Justin Rose became the first Englishman to win the US Open for 43 years as he won his first major title.

Rose beat Phil Mickelson and Jason Day by two shots to clinch the trophy at Merion on a dramatic final day.

The 32-year-old also becomes the first Englishman to win any major since Nick Faldo won the Masters in 1996.

In a tense final day, Rose hit a level-par 70 to finish his four rounds one over, as overnight leader Mickelson scored 74. It means Mickelson has now finished runner-up on six occasions at the US Open.

Australian Day, hit a one over par 71 to bring himself into contention but it was Rose that was victorious becoming the third winner from the UK in four years.

Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy won the event in 2011 while his compatriot Graeme McDowell took home the trophy 12 months earlier.

Jason Dufner arguably hit the round of the day as he scored a three under par 67 to finish tied fourth with fellow Americans Billy Horschel and Hunter Mahan, while Ernie Els also finished joint fourth.

Lee Westwood hit a respectable 73 to finish the tournament in tied 15th, while fellow Englishman Luke Donald ended tied for eighth as he finished six over.

World number one Tiger Woods finished 13 over for the tournament, while McIlroy, ranked the second best player in the world, finished even further back on 14 over.

US Open, Final Leaderboard
+1: Rose (Eng) +3: Mickelson (US), Day (Aus) +5: Dufner (US), Els (SA), Horschel (US), Mahan (US) 

Others: +9: Westwood (Eng) +11: Harrington (Ire), Poulter (Eng) +13 : Woods (US), +14: McIlroy (NI) 

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