The U.S. Golf Association is not opposed to inflicting cruel and unusual punishment at its premier championship, so here's something it might want to consider.
Finally, after a 17-year wait, England has a major winner: U.S. Open champion Justin Rose.
Alker is ranked 528th in the world, moving up 62 places in the latest rankings released a day after Justin Rose claimed a two-shot victory at Merion Golf Course.
Players react after the final day of the US Open 2013.
Kiwi golfer Steve Alker saved his best until last, shooting a final round 72 to finish in a share of 45th at the US Open in Pennsylvania.
Justin Rose has won the 2013 US Open at Merion in Philadelphia, scoring a one-over to become the first British golfer to win the title since Tony Jacklin in 1970.
Tiger Woods went out-of-bounds on his second tee shot of the final round at Merion and closed with a 4-over 74. That gave him his worst 72-hole score as a pro in the U.S. Open, and it tied for his high score in any major.
Phil Mickelson awoke on Father Day's in a place he's never been - having the lead to himself after 54 holes at a U.S. Open.
Shawn Stefani lost track of the ball as soon it rocketed off his 4-iron. A roaring U.S. Open gallery tracked it for him.
New Zealand golfer Steve Alker has continued his solid if unspectacular form for a share of 55th place in the US Open with one round to play.
John Senden and Justin Rose replaced Phil Mickelson and Billy Horschel atop the leaderboard in the third round at the U.S. Open on Saturday, becoming the only players under par on the tough and tight little Merion Golf Club course.
Play has been suspended for the day at the U.S. Open, with Phil Mickelson and Billy Horschel tied for the lead.
Louis Oosthuizen has withdrawn from the U.S. Open with a hip injury.
One by one, red numbers disappeared from the leaderboard at the U.S. Open, leaving Phil Mickelson alone at the top, waiting to take his turn.
Even for Phil Mickelson, his path to the top of the leaderboard in the US Open was unconventional.
First-round play has resumed after a second delay for severe weather at the U.S. Open.
Clouds gave way to sun, squeegees gave way to putters, and the 13th hole gave way to birdies during the first round of the U.S. Open's return to Merion Golf Club.
Steven Alker's first US Open is likely to be memorable for the wrong reason, with severe thunderstorms predicted for the day.
Players at Merion for the U.S. Open received a notice when they registered that warned about pace of play.
About the only thing Sergio Garcia hasn't done this week is send Tiger Woods a box of chocolates.
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