Late birdie pulls Mickelson into tie
ARDMORE, Pa. -- It didn't take long to figure out who was winning the U.S. Open on Friday: Merion.
The historic course in suburban Philadelphia rose up and put down any thought it could be manhandled, with perhaps some help from the United States Golf Association.
Despite a week's worth of rain and soft conditions that many figured would make the East Course vulnerable, scoring was in line with the typically high numbers often seen at the year's second major championship.
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Merion proved to be quite the test for the world's best at the 113th U.S. Open. Justin Rose ultimately triumphed, finishing the tournament with a 2-stroke victory at 1-over.