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Continued: England hails Justin Rose after US Open win ends country's 17-year wait for major golf title

  • Article by: STEVE DOUGLAS , AP Sports Writer
  • Last update: June 18, 2013 - 10:45 AM

"I think the fact that it hasn't been easy for him, took him a while to get where he did, has meant that he is a great inspiration for everybody here," said Chris Gotla, general manager of North Hants Golf club where Rose played as a teenager. "Everyone here knew how good he was going to be."

Rose, who was born in Johannesburg and moved to England with his family when he was 5, was playing in the final round with Donald, who fell away after a poor start and tied for eighth — seeing yet another chance at a major slip by.

The 32-year-old Rose has made that breakthrough, though.

Plenty more could now follow.

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