Phil Mickelson finished second at the US Open for a record sixth time, but the day belonged to Justin Rose, who became the first Brit to win in 43 years. “I really targeted Merion. I’ve been striving my whole life, really, to win a major championship. I’ve holed a putt to win a major championship thousands of times on the putting green at home. Pretty happy it was a 2-incher,” Rose said. “I felt like this tournament really began to be on my radar as the one major championship that would suit me. I had always felt good at Augusta, always dreamed about winning the [British] Open championship. But I thought this one actually might have been my best chance. I just love it when a plan comes together.” Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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