New installation at the USGA Museum, Far Hills, NJ – Shoes worn by Justin Rose, 2013 U.S. Open Championship

Since 1976, the fourth round of the U.S. Open Championship has been played on Father’s Day, producing many heartwarming moments in which fathers and sons have embraced after one of them captured our national championship. In 2013, Justin Rose walked to victory in this pair of shoes, each marked with his children’s names – Leo, 4, and Charlotte, 1 – on the back. Rose spoke of his father, who died of cancer in 2002 at age 57, during a post-round interview with Bob Costas:

“I think a lot of us come from great men, and we have that responsibility to our children to show them what a great man can be. That was my goal today, to carry myself in a way that I could be proud of. And for it all to work out for me on such an emotional day, I just couldn’t help but look up to the heavens and think that my old dad Ken had something to do with it.”

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