PHIL MICKELSON HAS PLAYED IN 26 U.S. Opens. He has finished runner-up six times. That’s a record.
On Wednesday at the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Connecticut, the 49-year-old eternal optimist gave a nod to reality. Here’s the quote from Golfworld:
“I really don’t have many more chances,” Mickelson said at the Travelers Championship, where he is playing for the first time in 16 years. “I probably have to come to the realization that I’m not going to win a U.S. Open.”
Phil’s 2019 victory at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am fueled hope for his U.S. Open chances. But U.S. Open Pebble is not AT&T Pebble. Despite the ever-present hype, Phil and Tiger Woods were not factors at the U.S. Open.
Still, don’t throw dirt on Lefty.
“When I do play well, I’m able to play at a comparable level to what I played like at the height of my career and I’m able to pick off wins,” Mickleson also said. “I’m just not having as many opportunities….
“But I’m not going to stop trying. You never know.”
(H/T Geoff Shackelford)