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US Open win still yet to sink in for Justin Rose

Justin Rose admitted that winning the US Open is still sinking in as his season draws to a close with an appearance at the Thailand Golf Championship.

A memorable 2013 for Rose, who now sits at World No.4 in the rankings, concludes with a debut at the Amata Spring Country Club as he looks for the perfect end to a wonderful season that saw him lift his first major title.

Rose entered the history books by becoming the first Englishman to win the US Open in 43 years – with his brilliant two-shot victory at Merion near Philadelphia.

Recalling the win, Rose said: "Wining a major, it's still sinking in. It's an amazing feeling and a lot of relief. A lot of great players haven't won a major and to get that monkey off my back is fantastic.

"It takes off a lot of pressure. As a kid growing up, I always dreamed of winning a major and it's nice to have that. At this point of my career, it's not time to reminisce; I am motivated to win more."

The raw emotions of that day still linger inside Rose and they were running high as he sank his putt on the 18th. It was Father’s Day, and Rose was remembering his late father Ken, who died from leukaemia in 2002.

"To also do it on Father's Day, it was an amazing feeling to share with my late father," Rose said. "I've seen my good friends Rory and GMac hugging their fathers (after winning the US Open) and I thought I would never feel that. I was surprised how good it felt, I could feel my late dad was with me that day."