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Rose to ask R&A engraver to etch name in trophy

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GULLANE, Scotland – Among the subtle differences between winning the U.S. Open and British Open is that in America the champion has to have his own name engraved onto the trophy as opposed to in the United Kingdom, where the winner’s name is engraved onto the claret jug by the R&A.

Justin Rose, winner of last month’s U.S. Open, is hoping to use his trip to Muirfield to multi-task.

Rose plans to ask the R&A engraver if he can add the Englishman’s name to the U.S. Open trophy this week.

“I'm hoping I get a two-for-one deal this year,” he smiled in reference to his chances at Muirfield. “So I'm hoping I get a discount for bulk.”