Phil Mickelson preparing for first US Open win but not without a fight from Colin Montgomerie
Although Mickelson has already conquered the Masters twice and the PGA Championship he has yet to claim his first U.S. Open trophy. Lefty came in with a close second in 2004 but Retief Goosen’s putter sealed the deal for the South African.
After Tiger Woods’ missed cut, I bet some of the pros are feeling relieved but “mercy applause” from the fans for the number-one golfer in the world? The cheers for Tiger in spite of his less-than-stellar performance were in honor of his terrific record and accomplishments.
But Tiger, tell us how you really feel. “I’m pissed,” he said. “That pretty much sums it up right there.”
While Barry’s choice to win has been eliminated, Phil Mickelson stands a very good chance of claiming that “Mickel-slam". Although if Colin Montgomerie keeps putting well and keeps his distance under control, it could be a very exciting weekend at the Open for the entire field.
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