|US Open Winner is Wandsworth Resident|
Justin Rose is first Englishman to win title in 43 years
32 year old Putney resident Justin Rose has become the first Englishman to win the US Open since Tony Jacklin scooped the prize in 1970.
Rose carded a closing 70 to finish one over par at Merion Golf Club near Philadelphia yesterday, realising a childhood dream and paying tribute to his father Ken who died in 2002.
He married long-time girlfriend Kate Phillips, a former gymnast, in 2006 and they have two small children. They have a house in Lake Nona, Florida and a riverside flat in Putney.