Golf Monthly takes a look at the highlights of last year's US Open, where Justin Rose claimed his maiden major championship at Merion Golf Club

Justin Rose claimed a memorable US Open victory at Merion in 2013, breaking a 17-year English major-winning hiatus and securing his first maiden major championship.

Below, we take a look back at some of the best images from a gripping US Open.

U.S. Open - Round ThreeRoset on the sixth green during Round Three. Photography: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

U.S. Open Round FourJustin Rose looks to the heavens in acknowledgement of his deceased father after winning the 2013 US Open at Merion Golf Club. Photography: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

RossOpenJustin Rose hits his tee shot on the third hole during the final round. Photography: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images.

U.S. Open - Round FourJustin Rose celebrates with the US Open trophy after two brilliant closing pars saw him secure victory. Photography: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

U.S. Open Round OneRose hits his third shot on the 14th hole during Round One. Photography David Cannon/Getty Images

RoseOpenFinalRose shakes hands with caddy Mark Fulcher on the 18th green during the final round at Merion. Photography: David Cannon/Getty Images.

RoseTrophyPresident of the USGA, Glen D. Nager, presents Justin Rose with the US Open trophy. Photography: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images

RoseDonaldLuke Donald congratulates compatriot Rose on the 18th green at Merion. Photography: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images

Rose2013OpenRose after holing a crucial 20-foot birdie putt on the par-3 13th during the final round. Photography: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images