Mahan scuffs his chip on 17 and Mickelson pulls up short. Looks like Leftie will need a birdie on the troublesome 18th to avoid becoming a runner-up at the US Open for a sixth time.
Plenty of Lee Westwood banter in these nervy closing stages. So there it is....Mickelson gets his par....ONE HOLE TO GO...and he needs a birdie. He did get a birdie here on 18 in his second round. No birdies on this hole today though...tough
And Mickelson has found some tufty grass. Justin....barring some crazy shot hitting a tree and a spectator's head with the ball rolling on to the green it seems you might just be smiling very soon.
Justin Rose: "I'm hoping it's enough. What a day..what a day! I stayed in my tunnel all day but I dug deep and the last nine you've just got to finish it. I have to wait and see...so with it being Father's day and me looking up to my dad and.....I'm thrilled." (Ken Rose, who was a major influence on his son Justin's golf career, died in 2002 after a long battle with cancer)
Mickelson smacks it up towards the final green and he'll have to hole it from around 160 yards to take it to a play-off......miracle at Merion? You write your own headlines.
Mahan chips out of the sand but his US Open ended 20 minutes ago...here's Mickelson....this shot has to go in! If anybody can do it, he can....let's go Phil
Mickelson has a great go and the ball rolls by....
JUSTIN ROSE IS 2013 US OPEN CHAMPION
It's been 43 years since Tony Jacklin won the US Open and now England as a new champion...and that's six runner-up spots for Phil Mickelson after a round of 74.
Rose - first English US Open champion since Tony Jacklin in Hazeltine in 1970 and the first English winner of a major since Nick Faldo at the 1996 Masters
In 1998, Rose finished fourth at The Open as an amateur at the age of 17. He missed 21 cuts as a pro and look where he is now...it's his first major trophy. Brilliant effort. He stands on the green with the trophy 3 feet away.....
Moving words from Justin Rose as he grasps the trophy. Fabulous sight. And a worthy tributor Phil Mickelson (bringing back memories to Ryder Cup when Mickelson sportingly congratulated Rose after that crazy comeback)....golf, dads, sport, life....they're all winners here guys.
After becoming runner-up for a sixth time, Phil Mickelson says: "I hung tough and waited until I got some birdie holes.It's heartbreaking. This could have been a big turnaround for me on how I look at the US Open. I played well here and I really loved the golf course."
2013 US champion Justin Rose says: "It wasn't lost on me that today was Father's Day and before I get too emotional, happy Father's Day to you guys. A lot of us come from great men. I couldn't help but look up to the heavens and think that my old dad Ken had something do do with it. I thought 'this is my moment'. I'm so glad it all worked out. Philadelphia has been my town. I had such good support this week, I felt like I had a lot of goodwill in the crowd."
Thank you for all your comments and tweets and following all this incredible drama unfold from Merion. Not quite the 43rd birthday Phil Mickelson was hoping for but huge credit must go to Justin Rose for his calmness under huge pressure. Justin Rose.....Justin Risen.....Good night.