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Justin Rose wins U.S. Open for first major; Phil Mickelson is 2nd
Justin Rose wins U.S. Open for first major; Phil Mickelson is 2nd

Teeing off on the final hole at the U.S. Open, Justin Rose figured he needed par to seal a victory. The direction and trajectory of his shot looked good, but not until he walked up the fairway did Rose see that his ball had landed right beside a plaque commemorating the famous one-iron shot that Ben Hogan hit on the way to winning the U.S. Open in 1950. “When I came over the hill and saw my ball lying in the middle of the fairway … I thought, ‘This is my moment,'" Rose recalled. “I’ve seen that Ben Hogan photograph a million times and suddenly it was me hitting from the middle of the fairway.” His moment actually came a few minutes later, after the players chasing him -- Phil Mickelson...

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