Rose pays tribute to Stewart on final putt

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Justin Rose nailed a birdie putt on his final hole at Pinehurst No. 2 on Sunday and proceeded to impersonate the late Payne Stewart.
By T.J. Auclair
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Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Sunday, June 15, 2014 | 7:18 p.m.

Justin Rose, winner of the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion, did something fans won't soon forget as he putted out on the last green at Pinehurst No. 2 on Sunday.

After holing a lengthy birdie putt, Rose proceeded to reenact Payne Stewart's famous fist pump after the late Stewart holed a winning putt on that very green in 1999:

Rose's birdie gave him a final-round 2-over 72. He'll finish just outside the top 10. But, between his gesture on 18 and Rickie Fowler's choice of attire on Thursday, it's safe to say that even 15 years later, Stewart will always be remembered.

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.