Iconic Image: Justin Rose wins 113th U.S. Open, points to father in sky

Justin Rose celebrates after putting out on the 18th green during the final round of the 113th U.S. Open golf tournament at Merion Golf Club. (Eileen Blass-USA TODAY)

Justin Rose celebrates after putting out on the 18th green during the final round of the 113th U.S. Open golf tournament at Merion Golf Club. (Eileen Blass-USA TODAY)

Justin Rose was coached by his father, Ken, until the elder Rose passed away from leukemia in 2002.

On Sunday, Rose showed his mettle to the world with an epic putt to save par on the 18th hole during the final round of the 113th U.S. Open.

The shot eventually proved the difference between he and second place finisher Phil Mickelson — and he showed all the love to his father, watching from above, after it hit the bottom of the cup.

This iconic photo cannot pray to express all the emotion Rose must have been feeling after his historic putt, but, then again, nothing can.

He is the first Englishman to win the U.S. Open since Tony Jacklin won it in 1970. In fact, he became the first Englishman to win any major since Nick Faldo won The Masters in 1996.

It was only fitting that he did so on Father’s Day.

John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Eileen Blass-USA TODAY

Eileen Blass-USA TODAY

John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

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