After six runner-up finishes at the U.S. Open, some may be wondering if Phil Mickelson is still a contender.
Don’t write Lefty off just yet.
Golf Channel’s Ryan Lavner predicts Mickelson will land in the top three alongside Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth. But Lavner goes a step further to say Mickelson could take the win thanks to his mental prowess. Check out his entire analysis in the video above.
Of course, we’re fans of Mickelson. The duel between he and the late Payne Stewart during the final round of the 1999 U.S. Open is one of the most memorable moments in Pinehurst history.
Mickelson had hoped to complete a career Grand Slam by winning the Open when it returned to Pinehurst No. 2 last year, but victor Martin Kaymer was untouchable. As his quest continues, the world keeps watching.
In a recent Golf World article, writer Jaime Diaz pointed out “Mickelson is more than just a sentimental favorite.”
“There won’t be any question about Mickelson’s motivation at Chambers Bay, where he will turn 45 just before the first round,” Diaz writes. “If it’s right, he’ll produce another sudden spike that might be enough.”
Read his story to see why he thinks Mickelson still has a chance to secure a U.S. Open win.