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Justin Rose closes out 1st major win

Updated: June 17, 2013, 8:40 AM ET
By Bob Harig | ESPN.com

ARDMORE, Pa. -- They wanted Phil in Philly, serenading him with off-key attempts at "Happy Birthday," chanting his name as he strode down fairways, all but imploring Lefty to hole a nearly impossible pitch shot on the 18th hole that would keep the U.S. Open alive for another day.

The ball, of course, bounded by the wicker basket-topped flagstick at Merion, assuring that Englishman Justin Rose would become the first Briton to win the U.S. Open in more than 40 years.

While ...

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