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US Open 2013 winner gets big payout

By GABRIELLE LEVY, UPI.com   |   June 17, 2013 at 8:41 AM  |  Updated June 17, 2013 at 9:19 AM   |   Comments

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June 17 (UPI) -- U.S. Open winner Justin Rose, who overcame rain, a tough course, and a strong challenge from ultimate runner-up Phil Mickelson, will walk away with nearly $1.5 million in prize money.

The first-time champion shot an even-par 70 for the final round Sunday, beating Mickelson by one stroke in a tournament that saw PGA veterans and newcomers struggle to tackle difficult course conditions.

Mickelson, whose second-place finish was the sixth time the 43-year-old came up just short of victory at the Open, walked away with a $700,000 prize.

The total prizes totaled $7,846,000:

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