Phil Mickelson and the Wanamaker Trophy Photo: Maddie Meyer, PGA of America via Getty Images
As the aftershocks of Phil Mickelson’s unlikely victory at the PGA Championship continue to ripple through golf and beyond, the inevitable follow-up question is obvious.
Is this the year Phil the Phantastic finally wins the U.S. Open and completes the career Grand Slam?
He hasn’t had time to fully enjoy becoming the oldest major champion ever, but Mickelson helped set his own table with his inspiring performance at the Ocean Course.
Barely a week ago, he was a virtual afterthought because he had given us no reason to think otherwise. Now, after winning at the Ocean Course – and how he did it – Mickelson is front and center again.
This storyline has turned suddenly. A few weeks ago, Mickelson was suggesting he might not accept a special invitation to the U.S. Open if one were offered, which it was.
Now he has a five-year exemption into the U.S. Open and, if only because he’s a San Diego guy, the notion of him finally capturing the one t...
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