YSTL: Did Rose win or did Mickelson lose?

June 18, 2013

Justin Rose shot 70 on Sunday to win the U.S. Open, his first major championship. But the aftermath has focused more on Phil Mickelson's runner-up finish, his sixth at the tournament. Since Mickelson possessed the lead after 54 holes, the question becomes whether Rose won the tournament or Mickelson lost it.

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