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Former pro John Jacobs has praised Justin Rose’ performance after he shot a fantastic final round under a tremendous amount of pressure.
Jacobs believes that the 32-year-old showed great composure to become the first English-male to win a major since Nick Faldo’s triumph in 1996.
The 88-year-old, who carries an immense amount of respect throughout the game, insists that he has never seen anyone command the course at Merion in the manner that the world number three did.
Rose has been receiving plaudits from across the golfing world with Tony Jacklin – the last English winner at Merion in 1970 – piling the pressure on his young shoulders and predicting he will go on to win five majors.
Jacobs said: I’ve never seen anything that has come close to how he played that last round.
“To my mind, he won because he had the best swing, he had the best mind, he had the best coach, and he put it all together and didn’t waver in any direction.
“It was quite the best exhibition of ball striking under strain I have ever seen.
“I don’t remember him driving it into the rough once.”