Hallelujah! Justin Rose has finally pulled it all together grinding out his first Major Championship win at the very very very difficult Merion Golf Club.
Though many were convinced that Mickelson would finally win his first Open Championship with his great runner-up backstory and taking the redeye flight from San Diego, the quiet and reserved Rose slowly advanced each day and finished with a solid even-par final round (five birdies, five bogeys) to take home the crown.
Mr. Rose, I hereby rescind all the bad words I’ve previously said about you, which were merely words of frustration because you with your beautiful swing could not manage to win. That’s all changed now and you’ve officially put Mulligang on the map with two straight correct tournament picks! I will never doubt you again.
Always A Bridesmaid… Never A Bride
Poor Mickelson… the world was rooting for you and out of everyone in the field, you probably deserved this win the most. Despite playing with five wedges, your short game and putter let you down today forcing you to settle for a tie with Australian, Jason Day, at 3-over-par overall and a record sixth 2nd place US Open finish. 😦
Steve Stricker, had a chance to become the oldest Open Champion but a sh*t triple bogey on the second hoe and final round of 6-over-par dropped him out of contention.
World number 1 and 2, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, finished 13 and 14-over-par overall, which is still commendable considering I score that in just one round… though I’m not ranked number 1 and 2 in the world so I guess that’s a pretty terrible score…
Congrats again to Rose who’s great ball-striking finally prevailed on a very very difficult course. Crazy that no one finished under-par.
Checkout Rose’s cool bag and winning clubs below courtesy of TaylorMade who tweeted Vince after the win… pretty sweet!