SportWatch: Phil Mickelson Misses 20-Inch Putt at U.S. Open
Mickelson on USGA ahead of U.S. Open: 'They don't know how to control themselves'
On Thursday following his first round at the Memorial, Phil Mickelson didn’t have any interest in pulling his punches about the USGA ahead of next month's U.S. Open at Pebble Beach.
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Phil Mickelson's history at the U.S. Open is...complicated. It's the only major Mickelson hasn't won, and he's finished second a record six times. There's been heartbreak, clearly, as well as downright absurdity: remember last year, when he at Shinnecock?
Well, there was more drama on the putting green on Thursday at Pebble Beach. Mickelson faced a 20-inch tap-in for par on the 3rd hole...and he missed it. From 20 inches. Twenty.
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Now, I don't want to give putting advice to a five-time major champion with 44 PGA Tour wins...but I think he mayyyy have come out of that putt just a hair quickly.
Mickelson is a five-time champion of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, so if there's one player who can bounce back, it's him. But still, missing a putt from that short is both shocking and embarrassing.
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