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Fan favorite Phil Mickelson put up a good fight but at the end of the day he fell short to Englishman Justin Rose who became the first Briton to win the U.S. Open in more than 40 years.


Phil Mickelson tees off on the eighth hole during the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Merion Golf Club, Thursday, June 13, 2013, in Ardmore, Pa. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)


A weather warning sign hangs as spectators watch the first round of the U.S.… (Charlie Riedel/AP )


Lindsey Vonn cheers on Tiger Woods. (Business Insider)


A plaque commemorating Ben Hogan’s fourth round U.S. Open shot on the 18th hole in 1950 is shown during practice for the U.S. Open golf tournament at Merion Golf Club, Tuesday, June 11, 2013, in Ardmore, Pa. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)


Luke Donald, of England, reacts after a birdie on the 13th hole during the second round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Merion Golf Club. (Charlie Riedel / Associated Press)


Phil Mickelson hits down the first fairway during the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Merion Golf Club, Thursday, June 13, 2013, in Ardmore, Pa. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)


Tiger Woods walks up to the 17th hole during the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Merion Golf Club. (Morry Gash / Associated Press)


Angel Cabrera of Argentina takes a drop on the 17th hole during a continuation of Round One of the 113th U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club. (Drew Hallowell / Getty Images)


Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland watches his third shot from a greenside bunker on the 17th hole during Round Two of the 113th U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club on June 14, 2013 in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)


Fans watch play during Round Two of the 113th U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club. (Scott Halleran / Getty Images)


Luke Donald of England and caddie John McLaren walk to the 17th green during a continuation of Round One of the 113th U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club. (Scott Halleran / Getty Images)


A spectator waits to cross a muddy crosswalk on the sixteenth fairway after storms stopped play for several hours during the first round of the 2013 US Open Championship at Merion Golf Club. (ERIK S. LESSER / EPA)


A groundhog is seen on the sixth fairway during Round Two of the 113th U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club on June 14, 2013 in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)


The caddy of Adam Scott of Australia, Steve Williams, holds a wicker basket hole marker during the second round of the US Open at Merion Golf Club. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI / AFP/Getty Images)


Luke Donald of England walks to the 16th green during a continuation of Round One of the 113th U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club. (Scott Halleran / Getty Images)


Caddie Joe LaCava, Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland, Tiger Woods of the United States and Adam Scott of Australia walk the 12th fairway during a continuation of Round One of the 113th U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club. (Andrew Redington / Getty Images)


People watch as Tiger Woods of United States lines up a putt on the 18th green during the completion of first round play at the US Open at Merion Golf Club. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI / AFP/Getty)


Phil Mickelson of the US walks between the second and third hole during the final round at the 2013 US Open Championship at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, USA on 16 June 2013. The 2013 US Open will be played 13 June through 16 June 2013. (EPA/TANNEN MAURY)


Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland throws his club after chipping to the fourth green during the final round of the 113th U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club on June 16, 2013 in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)


A man wears a badge on his hat that says “Happy Father’s Day” during the final round of the 113th U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club on June 16, 2013 in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)


Two fans wear Union Jack costumes and cut-out faces of Luke Donald of England and Phil Mickelson of the United States during the final round of the 113th U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club on June 16, 2013 in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)


Hunter Mahan of the United States hits his tee shot on the third hole during the final round of the 113th U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club on June 16, 2013 in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)


Bubba Watson of the United States hits his tee shot on the fourth hole during the final round of the 113th U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club on June 16, 2013 in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. (June 15, 2013 – Source: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images North America)


Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits his second shot on the second hole during the final round of the 113th U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club on June 16, 2013 in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)


Charl Schwartzel of South Africa and Steve Stricker of the United States walk off the first tee with their caddies during the final round of the 113th U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club on June 16, 2013 in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)


Phil Mickelson tees off on the 17th hole during the fourth round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Merion Golf Club, Sunday, June 16, 2013, in Ardmore, Pa. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)


Justin Rose of England embraces caddie Mark Fulcher after putting on the 18th hole to complete the final round of the 113th U.S. Open. (Ross Kinnaird / Getty Images)

A USGA leaderboard reads “Happy Father’s Day From the USGA” during the final round of the 113th U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club on June 16, 2013 in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)


Justin Rose of England celebrates with the U.S. Open trophy after winning at Merion Golf Club. (Rob Carr / Getty Images)


Justin Rose of England kisses the U.S. Open trophy after winning the 113th U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club on June 16, 2013 in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)


Justin Rose of England celebrates with the U.S. Open trophy while holding a wicker basket flagstick after winning the 113th U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club on June 16, 2013 in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

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