U.S. Open results 2013: Phil Mickelson loses by 2 shots, settles for 2nd for a 6th time

Andrew Redington

Merion was the big winner again on Sunday, with the winning score settling above par in the 113th U.S. Open.

Although Justin Rose was able to come away with the win, the Merion Golf Club got the better of most players in all four rounds. The course played at least four strokes over par in each round, making some of the best golfers in the world look like weekend warriors.

No player shot better than a 67 in any round, with just six players shooting in the red on Sunday. The result was quite different than many expected, as record low scores were predicted due to heavy rain leading up to the tournament. Lee Westwood, who finished the tournament at 9-over, said the course would have been "impossible" if not for the rain.

Tiger Woods was among the players struggling, finishing the tournament at 13-over. Woods' final round got off to a good start with a birdie at No. 1, but the wheels fell off one hole later as he carded a triple bogey on No. 2. He went on to shoot a final-round 74 and never approached contention during the weekend. World No. 2 Rory McIlroy had similar issues, finishing at 14-over after shooting a 76 on Sunday.

Phil Mickelson, who held at least a share of the lead after each of the first three rounds, settled for a sixth runner-up finish at his country's national championship. Mickelson's day started rough, and he lost his lead with a double bogey on the par-3 third hole. It was touch-and-go throughout the front nine, but he sunk a wedge shot from 76 yards out on No. 10 for eagle and sole possession of the lead.

That would be his only red number on the back side, though, as Phil bogeyed three more holes coming in to tie for second. After a cursed U.S. Open history, it seemed this week would finally be the breakthrough for Phil, but he once again comes up short in the hunt for the white wale of his career.

With the winning score at 1-over, Merion presented a true U.S. Open test where even-par is always the ideal winning score. Here are the complete results of the field that made the cut at Merion:

Place Player Score
1 Justin Rose 1
T2 Jason Day 3
T2 Phil Mickelson 3
T4 Jason Dufner 5
T4 Ernie Els 5
T4 Billy Horschel 5
T4 Hunter Mahan 5
T8 Luke Donald 6
T8 Steve Stricker 6
T10 Hideki Matsuyama 7
T10 Nicolas Colsaerts 7
T10 Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano 7
T10 Rickie Fowler 7
14 Charl Schwartzel 8
T15 Lee Westwood 9
T15 John Senden 9
T17 John Huh 10
T17 Brandt Snedeker 10
T17 David Lingmerth 10
T17 Michael Kim (a) 10
T21 Martin Laird 11
T21 David Hearn 11
T21 Padraig Harrington 11
T21 Mathew Goggin 11
T21 Bo Van Pelt 11
T21 Ian Poulter 11
T21 Henrik Stenson 11
T28 Mike Weir 12
T28 John Parry 12
T28 Matt Kuchar 12
T28 Morten Orum Madsen 12
T32 Kevin Chappell 13
T32 Geoff Ogilvy 13
T32 Webb Simpson 13
T32 K.J. Choi 13
T32 Tiger Woods 13
T32 Jamie Donaldson 13
T32 Edward Loar 13
T32 Bubba Watson 13
T32 Paul Lawrie 13
T41 Carl Pettersson 14
T41 Scott Langley 14
T41 Rory McIlroy 14
T41 Jerry Kelly 14
T45 Steven Alker 15
T45 Russell Knox 15
T45 Sergio Garcia 15
T45 Bio Kim 15
T45 Adam Scott 15
T45 Cheng Tsung Pan (a) 15
T45 Charley Hoffman 15
T45 Paul Casey 15
T53 Scott Stallings 16
T53 Matt Bettencourt 16
55 Dustin Johnson 17
T56 Josh Teater 18
T56 Nicholas Thompson 18
T56 George Coetzee 18
T59 Shawn Stefani 19
T59 Martin Kaymer 19
T59 Marcel Siem 19
T62 Kevin Phelan (a) 20
T62 Matt Weibring 20
64 Michael Weaver (a) 21
T65 Peter Hedblom 22
T65 David Howell 22
T67 Kevin Sutherland 23
T67 John Peterson 23
T67 Jim Herman 23
T67 Alistair Presnell 23
71 Robert Karlsson 25
72 Simon Khan 26
73 Kyle Stanley 28

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