England's Justin Rose wins US Open golf championship

  • 17 June 2013
Golfer Justin Rose lifts the trophy after winning the US Open golf championship.

Justin Rose has become the first Englishman in 43 years to win the US Open golf championship.

The 32-year-old finished 1-over-par, winning by two shots from Phil Mickelson and Australia's Jason Day.

Not only is he the first Englishman to win the US Open since Tony Jacklin in 1970, but the first to win any major since Nick Faldo in 1996.

Rose was born in Johannesburg in South Africa but emigrated to the UK when he was five-years-old.

He becomes the third UK winner of the title in four years, after Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy won in 2011 and Graeme McDowell in 2010.