The reward for years, months, weeks and days of hard work? You get your picture taken with the U.S. Open champion.
Justin Rose, who recorded a triumph Sunday in the 113th U.S. Open, is flanked by director of golf course operations Matt Shaffer and his crew that overcame 6 inches of rain in a week to make the East Course at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa., shine.
That is Shaffer to Rose's right. To Rose's far right is superintendent Arron McCurdy. Thanks to Merion's Dave McDonald and the USGA for the image.