American refuses to be blown off course by high winds and comes from behind for second major
Briton says that improved equipment and fitness mean he can have many more shots at a big one
Superb win at Muirfield means he has just one hill left to climb to join pantheon
The Englishman was in the mix on the final day
Ernie Els' Open Championship defence begins today at Castle Stuart, in preparation at least. Els was a late entrant at the Scottish Open, an event he added to sharpen the tools ahead of the world's oldest major at Muirfield next week. The tournament stands alone as one worth winning, but appears caught between two schools: those that like or need to play the week before a major and those that prefer to prepare out of the public eye.
Rose won at Merion to become the first Major winner from England for 17 years
Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy hold the top two positions
This brute of a course punishes good shots rather than testing the best as many have discovered
Luke Donald led overnight
The action is underway in the 113th US Open
The American Derek Ernst has climbed 1,084 places up the world rankings after winning the Wells Fargo Championship on Sunday.
The PGA Tour rookie Derek Ernst parred the first hole of a sudden-death play-off yesterday to beat Briton David Lynn and win the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The American golfer can replace Rory McIlroy at the top of the world rankings with victory at the Arnold Palmer Invitational
Woods' win at Doral was his most significant since the 2009 scandal. Kevin Garside studies six facets of World No 2's new approach with the Masters just a month away
Brit believes Match Play event in Arizona will live up to tradition with early exits for leading names
Europe's triumphant players had Seve Ballesteros on their minds after their remarkable Ryder Cup victory in Medinah.