Cricket

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5
  6. 6
.

Top 5: British successes in 2013 (2)

Published Add your comment

5. Justin Rose claims the US Open

English golf's 17-year wait for a major champion ended this year as Englishman Justin Rose held off Phil Mickelson to claim the US Open at Merion.

Rose had been one of those golfers who had never quite fulfilled the promise he showed after famously holing out on the 18th as an amateur at the 1998 Open Championship at Royal Birkdale.

Yet the doubters were finally put to rest as the Johannesburg born player shot a final round 70 to claim victory by two shots at the toughest major of the year.

As the top two in the world, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy failed to put up a charge at the Pennsylvania course instead it was about those golfers who put a premium on accuracy rather than length who shined.

Phil Mickelson's wonderful short game also kept him in contention all week and despite leading pretty much since day one, Mickelson was unable to maintain his challenge bogeying the final hole when he needed a birdie to tie Rose.

Indeed for Rose his week was summed up by one of the shots of the year with his approach to the 18th from 229 yards which left an easy up and down for what would be a pivotal par.

It was also an emotional win as it come on Fathers Day eleven years following the death of his own father and he said afterwards that spiritual feeling was crucial in helping him claim his maiden major.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5
  6. 6
Topics:
Cricket
England cricket
The Ashes
Football

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again