But in the moments after winning the U.S. Open for his first major championship, Rose referred to him as more than just a swing coach.
There is precedent. The U.S. Open champion has received a gold medal ever since this brute of a tournament began in 1895, and yet the USGA tinkered with 117 years of tradition by last year changing the name to the "Jack Nicklaus Medal."
From my vantage point, he appears to be the most unpopular popular person in sports.
In a four-year span, Justin Rose has conquered two of the hardest courses in the Philadelphia area.
Leishman, who earned his first title on the PGA Tour, finished the tournament at 14-under-par 266.
With the LPGA and Ladies European Tours off last weekend, there was little movement in the latest women's world rankings.
Fifteen years after the Good Friday Agreement brought a tenuous end to decades of "Troubles" in Northern Ireland, President Obama came to its capital city to address young people at the Belfast Waterfront Hall, urging them to build on the "bravest" footsteps of their parents.
Nathan Grube, the tournament director at the Travelers Championship, said Rose's wife, Kate, called shortly after he won his first major title, to confirm they would be in Connecticut for this week's tournament.
Scott Parel won the Air Capital Classic on Sunday to become the fourth-oldest winner in Web.com Tour history, closing with a 7-under 64 for a three-stroke victory.
The 32-year-old, who was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, before emigrating to England as a child, clinched the tournament by two shots from main rival Phil Mickelson.
ARDMORE, Pa. - This isn't the kind of record Tiger Woods had in mind at the U.S. Open.
The sun was breaking through the clouds Sunday evening at Merion as he stood in the 18th fairway with a one-shot lead.
He was the steadiest player for most of Sunday at Merion Golf Club, ripping off par after par after par to stay in the hunt.
Philip Golding fired a 5-under 66 on Sunday to rally for a 2-stroke victory at the Wales Senior Open.
But the Octopus-print pair he donned for Sunday's final round at the U.S. Open did the trick.
Shawn Stefani acknowledges the gallery after hitting a hole in one on the 17th hole during the fourth round of the U.S. .