Madison
52° F
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy
Advertisement

Stricker finishes 8th at Merion

By Eric Rajala, erajala@wisctv.com
Published On: Jun 16 2013 09:57:58 PM CDT
Updated On: Jun 16 2013 10:41:30 PM CDT

Ardmore, Pa. -

Merion Golf Club was not kind to the world's best golfers at the 2013 U.S. Open. The course was so difficult, no one finished below par.

Phil Mickelson started the day as the leader, and finished tied for second. Justin Rose roared to the top of the leaderboard after a birdy on 13, and never looked back. Rose finished at +1 and won the event by two strokes.

Steve Stricker came into the Sunday's final round of the U.S. Open just one shot back of the lead, and aiming to become the oldest U.S. Open Champion ever. After a triple bogey on the second hole and a bogey the third, Stricker dropped out of contention early. He finished tied for eighth place at +6. 

Stricker's second hole could have been much worse. He hit his tee shot out of bounds. Then, hitting off the fairway,  proceeded to hit it out of bounds again. Stricker dropped in a good putt for triple-bogey and carded an eight on the hole. 

Jason Day and Phil Mickelson tied for second at +3.

Advertisement
  • Lindsay Lohan in court new

    David McNew/Reuters

    Worst celebrity drivers

    NBA star Dwight Howard's Florida driver's license has been suspended after he failed to pay a ticket for running a red light, Reuters reported. In turns out Howard was ticketed an astonishing 10 times for running red lights in the Orlando area, and received four speeding tickets, 12 citations for failing to pay highway tolls and one citation for failing to change his address on his driver's license. Take a look at the worst celebrity drivers.

  • California fires night firefighters

    Noah Berger/Reuters

    Wildfires rage out of control in California

    Hundreds of homes have been destroyed by wildfires raging out of control in drought-stricken California. Thousands more are threatened.

  • Scotland independence crowd

    REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

    Celebs react to Scotland's independence vote

    Scots head to the polls today to vote on the future of their country. The outcome could end Scotland's 307-year union with England and Wales as Great Britain -- and see it launch into the world as an independent nation of some 5.3 million people. Take a look at celebrity (both Scottish and not) reactions to the referendum.

Advertisement