US Open 2013 – Sports Illustrated Best Photos

1 of 22 Robert Beck / Sports Illustrated
Phil Mickelson sprinted ahead to watch his last-gasp chip shot on the 72nd hole on Sunday.
2 of 22 Fred Vuich / Sports Illustrated
Mickelson needed the improbable shot to drop in order to tie Justin Rose and force a Monday playoff.
3 of 22 Fred Vuich / Sports Illustrated
Mickelson's shot rolled past the hole, sealing the win for Rose.
4 of 22 Simon Bruty / Sports Illustrated
In the end, Rose had his first career major championship trophy.
5 of 22 Al Tielemans / Sports Illustrated
Rose shot an even-par 70 in the final round to win the title.
6 of 22 Simon Bruty / Sports Illustrated
Rose hit his approach to the 18th green just a few inches from Ben Hogan's famous plaque.
7 of 22 Robert Beck / Sports Illustrated
Mickelson's best chance for a birdie on the final holes came on 16, but he missed this putt.
8 of 22 Robert Beck / Sports Illustrated
Mickelson narrowly missed several other chances on Sunday to take the lead.
9 of 22 Simon Bruty / Sports Illustrated
The fans in Philly embraced Mickelson all week long.
10 of 22 Simon Bruty / Sports Illustrated
It was a forgettable week for Tiger Woods, who finished tied for 32nd.
11 of 22 Al Tielemans / Sports Illustrated
Woods re-aggravated an elbow injury in his opening round. He went on to take 128 putts for the tournament and was never in contention on the weekend.
12 of 22 Al Tielemans / Sports Illustrated
Mickelson was center of attention all week at Merion, where he was chasing his first U.S. Open.
13 of 22 Robert Beck / Sports Illustrated
Merion provided an intimate setting, and the classic course proved to be a tough test all week long.
14 of 22 Al Tielemans / Sports Illustrated
Mickelson marched down the steps to the 17th green with the lead on Saturday.
15 of 22 Fred Vuich / Sports Illustrated
In the end, Mickelson would earn his sixth runner-up finish at this event.
16 of 22 Fred Vuich / Sports Illustrated
SI's Fred Vuich took this shot of Satuday's threesome of Justin Rose, John Senden and Steve Stricker.
17 of 22 Robert Beck / Sports Illustrated
Bubba Watson finished at 13 over and a tie for 32nd place.
18 of 22 Al Tielemans / Sports Illustrated
Nicolas Colsaerts finished at 7 over, good for a tie for 10th place.
19 of 22 Fred Vuich / Sports Illustrated
Ernie Els shot a Sunday 69 to climb into a tie for fourth.
20 of 22 Simon Bruty / Sports Illustrated
Graeme McDowell was one of the pre-tournament favorites, but he ended up missing the cut.
21 of 22 Simon Bruty / Sports Illustrated
Billy Horschel shot a 74 and tied for fourth.
22 of 22 Al Tielemans / Sports Illustrated
Early in the week, Merion was hit with heavy rains that created small flooding on the course. It playable in time for Thursday's opening round.