Justin Rose rises to challenge at Congressional for sixth PGA win

Justin Rose holds the Quicken Loans National trophy up after defeating Shawn Stephani in a one-hole...

Justin Rose holds the Quicken Loans National trophy up after defeating Shawn Stephani in a one-hole playoff on the 18th green in Bethesda, Md., on Sunday, June 29, 2014. (Tommy Gilligan/USA TODAY Sports)

TIM MCKAY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:35 PM ET

Justin Rose had one goal in mind on Sunday, but he was hoping for some help.

The man who won the 2013 U.S. Open championship on a ridiculously hard Merion Country Club was praying Congressional would play hard and fast on Sunday, knowing he had a shot should it do so.

"The only fear I have is it's such a bunched leaderboard that if they dump some water on the golf course and we still get a hot day like we did today, someone could really come out early tomorrow and post a number, which I think won't really suit the leaders too much," Rose said Sunday. "Obviously I'd be a fan of them letting them go a little bit and making this a tough tournament and sort of having another U.S. Open I feel like. That would be my wish right now."

Well, Justin, your wish was granted.

"I think congressional got its reputation back after U.S. Open week," Rose said after winning with a closing-round 70 on a much dryer Sunday.


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