Rose, who'd began the week trading at around [34.0], drifted right out to [55.0] before he teed off late on Thursday but he hit a low of [2.08] when he birdied the first on Sunday to draw alongside Woodland.
He came excruciatingly close to the three-peat at Pebble Beach but settled for solo second, 10 under for the week and three shots behind first-time major victor Gary Woodland.
A muted finish for the four-time major champion held him back from becoming the first to win three straight national championships since Willie Anderson did so more than 100 years ago. "I didn't know what sport that would be in".
Up with the pace was again the place to be and Woodland, who led at halfway, became the sixth US Open victor in-a-row and the 10th in 12 years to sit first or second with a round to go.
"And that was my first game in college".
McDowell regrouped with four birdies in his closing seven holes - including at the last - although he did bogey 16 and 17.
He's also the first player who didn't win a U.S. Open after shooting in the 60s in all four rounds - Lee Trevino (1968), Lee Janzen (1993), Rory McIlroy (2011) and Woodland all hoisted the trophy after doing the same. He starred in a viral video with Amy Bockerstette, a 20-year-old with Down Syndrome, during the Phoenix Open.More news: Taylor Swift's new video will feature about a million celebrities
A four-time victor on the PGA Tour, Woodland said he would have taken a bogey at the penultimate hole.
Woodland remained supremely poised Saturday in the face of back-nine adversity. "It's special to finish it off here at Pebble Beach". "I mean, her energy".
"It's been a while so I don't remember a lot of the details and subtleties of it". The second child was born three months later.
"My dad never forced me to do anything, but if I did it - if I made a decision to go play catch with him or go play basketball - he was hard on me", Woodland said. "It helps ease it and kind of puts everything in perspective". You can't ask for much more from one of golf's greats of this era.
The world number four's gamble of hitting the driver backfired as he found heavy rough on the left, with his ball only moving a couple of feet on his second shot, before his third shot from 190 yards found another greenside trap, with a eight-foot bogey putt then failing to drop.
"It will be awesome for Rick to get back to play a major championship in his home town", he said. "I was proud to stay in my moment and control myself". I didn't have my "A" game this week, and to contend in a major with no game really, I take the positive from that.
And coming on Fathers' Day, Woodland's US Open success prompted him to recall the input his dad had in his sporting career.More news: Trump asks Mulvaney to leave Oval Office for coughing during ABC interview
"That was fun in the last, but I'm not kidding myself", he said.
"We sat there and thought about it for a while and said 'Let's go, we're out here to win, '" Woodland said.
That birdie put him at 13-under 271 and earned him $2.25 million, the richest payoff in golf. I don't know if I beat him in basketball until I was 14 or 15.
It was a amusing week trading-wise as once again I felt it impossible to commit to anyone decisively in the win market but that wasn't a bad thing in the end and knowing the course set up and which holes were scorable and which punishing was a great help.
The Woodlands are expecting twin girls soon, and his journey, his friendship with Bockerstette and the achievement of his major dream has given him the flawless material for parental advice later in life.
"I'm going to have to go out there and play the way I've played".More news: Afghanistan releases hundreds of Taliban prisoners without conditions