US Open reaction

We hear from all the leading names as Justin Rose is crowned the new US Open champion.

By Tony Curtis - Follow me on Twitter: @SkysportsTC.   Last Updated: 17/06/13 4:13am

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Justin Rose has become the first Englishman to win a major title since 1996 after he claimed the US Open.

Rose held his nerve over the treacherous Merion course to finish on one-over, two strokes clear of Phil Mickelson and Jason Day.

The win means Rose emulates Tony Jacklin's US Open success at Hazeltine in 1970, while he ends England's 17-year wait for a major champion - following Nick Faldo's triumph at the Masters.

Mickelson, who started the final round with a one-shot lead, had to settle for sixth second-placed finish at the US Open.

And following a dramatic final day in Philadelphia, we get the views of all the big names

Justin Rose

The new champion admitted that keeping mistakes to a minimum was crucial to claiming his first major title in the US Open at Merion.

"What a day, I just kept telling myself that bogeys is what everyone was doing," he said.

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Phil Mickelson

A devastated Mickelson admitted finishing runner-up at the US Open for the sixth-time was "heart-breaking".

He said: "This is probably the toughest for me because at 42, to be so close, you know, it was really set up for me."

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Sergio Garcia

Segio Garcia

The Spaniard ended a turbulent week reflecting on what might have been after finishing well down the field on 15 over.

He said: "Today I didn't hit a big drive at 14. I missed my fairway by probably four yards and I was in the hay. So it's just that kind of tournament."

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Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods

The world No 1 insisted he had plenty of positives to take away from Merion despite finishing at 13 over par.

He said: "There's always a lesson to be learned in every tournament whether you win or lose. I'll look back at the things I did right and the things I did wrong."

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Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy

The former champion admitted he let his frustration boil over after he bent the shaft of one of his irons during the final round.

He said: "I think that's what this tournament does to you. At one point or another it's got the better of you, and it definitely did this weekend."

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Martin Laird

Martin Laird

The Scot launched an angry attack on the USGA over the "ridiculous" set-up of the Merion course.

"From 14 on is the hardest finish in golf I've ever played," he said. "It really is just brutal. There's out of bounds in play on a couple of the holes, it's 250-yard par threes with pins that are on slopes."

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