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I guess a number of worldwide golf fanatics will be trying to think back to last year’s US Open Golf Championship at Ardmore Golf Club, Pennsylvania, USA.

Last year, the highly rated English golfer, Justine Rose (pictured by Getty Images) won his first major golf championship with a one over par total score of 281, with rounds of 71, 69, 71 and 70.

On reflection, it looked highly unlikely that the English golfer would make a major golf break through with an even par final round of 70.

Even more so when you consider that major golf champion, Phil Mickelson, and the very experienced Hunter Mahan, were in prime position to win. Mickelson, carded a four over par round of 74 to miss out once again on that elusive first USGA Open title. Mahan, also slumped to a last round of five over par, 75, to miss out on a great chance to record his first major win.

To win major golf championships there is an element of luck and the golfing gods were with Justin Rose in 2013. His game has consistently stood up to a major golf test and he ground out a very solid final round of even par when others were going into meltdown in the heat of the battle.

Rose’s patience has been rewarded with a well deserved and earned first major golf championship and it will be interesting to see if he can goon and add further majors to his very impressive CV. The 2014 US Open is a new chapter in the golfing life of Justin Rose, where he makes a first defence of a major golf championship – we wish him well and all the very best of luck in his defence of the U.S. Open

The he top ten results read as follows.

US Open 2013 Golf Leaderboard and Results

1 Justin Rose 1 71 69 71 70 281
T2 Phil Mickelson 3 67 72 70 74 283
T2 Jason Day 3 70 74 68 71 283
T4 Hunter Mahan 5 72 69 69 75 285
T4 Billy Horschel 5 72 67 72 74 285
T4 Ernie Els 5 71 72 73 69 285
T4 Jason Dufner 5 74 71 73 67 285
T8 Steve Stricker 6 71 69 70 76 286
T8 Luke Donald 6 68 72 71 75 286
T10 Rickie Fowler 7 70 76 67 74 287
T10 Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano 7 71 72 72 72 287
T10 Nicolas Colsaerts 7 69 72 74 72 287
T10 Hideki Matsuyama 7 71 75 74 67 287

Author

Graham J Gordon, The Editor and Owner, GolfblogspotUK

The GolfblogspotUK website is owned and run by former Walker Cup player and European Tour card holder, Graham J Gordon, from Scotland, the Home of Golf. The owner is a golf fanatic who had to retire early from competitive tour play due to a back injury that required surgery. Graham wishes to share his knowledge and own experiences of the game with the GolfblogspotUK community and to receive your feedback on all aspects of the sport. Graham has been playing the game for over 20 years and received a great deal of pleasure from the sport. He has met several friends and visited many different places around the world, thanks to playing the great game of golf. Time to put a little back into the game to help others.

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