What they're saying: U.S. Open reactions

Phil Mickelson sits with his five-year-old son Evan on the third green during the par three tournament prior to the 2008 Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga., Wednesday, April 9, 2008.

What they're saying: U.S. Open reactions


What they're saying: U.S. Open reactions

Here are some reactions to the U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club, which Justin Rose won at 1 over par, from golfers and other figures of the sport via social media Monday:

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Justin Rose, @JustinRose99: “Time to enjoy an amazing day!! Thanks for the support guys….. twitpic.com/cxn1ra

Nicolas Colsaerts, @Coelsss: “@JustinRose99 what a way to close ur 1st major win…huge congrats mate#example#usopen#merion”

David Hearn, @HearnDavid: “Hole #13 last week played 123 yards on Sunday. Rose makes birdie, Mickelson makes bogey. Rose goes on to win by 2. #shortpar3s #justsaying”

Steve Elkington, @elkpga: ” “@EvanShaps: birdie on final 2 holes like Phil needed yesterday, can you think of a tougher 17 + 18 hole anywhere?”// whistling straits”

Gonzalo Fernandez-Castaño, @gfcgolf: “I’m glad we only have to play courses set up by the USGA once a year. If we played more, life expectancy of touring pros will drop sharply”

Luke Donald, @LukeDonald: ” “The longest short course i’ve ever played!” RT @ChrisVanTil @LukeDonald Apart from #3, what did you think of the course setup this weekend?”

Lee Westwood, @WestwoodLee: ” “@IanJamesPoulter: Were those red baskets a little springy this week @WestwoodLee.”you obviously didn’t hit it straight enough sparrow legs!”

Rory Mcilroy, @McIlroyRory: “A lot of comments about my bent 9 iron… Moment of frustration and silly thing to do. That’s what Merion can do to you!”

Hunter Mahan, @HunterMahan: “My apologies for cursing on 3 today. As soon as I said it, I saw the mic and knew I was going to be in trouble.”

Geoff Ogilvy, @geoffogilvy: ” “@ChuckMcMillan21: @geoffogilvy Who do you think has or had the prettiest golf swing of all time?” Old days Snead. These days Oosthuizen”

James Hahn, @jameshahnPGA: “Another U.S. Open and all they talk about is Phil,who didn’t win.I hope when I win one, they’ll talk about me.Congrats Rosie! #inspirational”

Brandt Snedeker, @BrandtSnedeker: “Congrats @JustinRose99 for your first major.. Couldn’t have happened to a better guy.. You are officially one up!!!”

Edward Loar, @BigEinBigD: “Hard to appreciate the contours of the greens at Merion on tv. What an unbelievable golf course to play the @usopengolf on!!”

Gary Player, @garyplayer: “Congratulations @JustinRose99 on a fantastic, emotional & deserving victory in @usopengolf at Merion. I am so happy for you & your family.”

Player: “Golf is tough. Not always fair. Heartbreaking. I feel for Phil Mickelson. Always gracious in defeat & handles himself so well. I salute you.”

Ian Poulter, @IanJamesPoulter: “Congrats finally an Englishman wins a major. @JustinRose99 respect & well played that was a great week my friend. Enjoy. Where’s the party.”


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