What was Phil Mickelson’s 72nd hole meltdown at Winged Foot like?
Phil Mickelson’s 72nd hole meltdown at Winged Foot Golf Club, when the 2006 U.S. Open trophy was within his reach, is best viewed in slow motion (and with a stiff drink) as it winds from Johnny Miller’s stark admonition to the left-hander’s sorrowful admission.
Why is Phil Mickelson’s record six US Open runner-up finishes heartbreaking?
It was probably the most heartbreaking of Mickelson’s record six U.S. Open runner-up finishes because he had only himself to blame, with Geoff Ogilvy cashing in at the end. It is such a lasting memory that when anyone new plays Winged Foot today, they want to know exactly where Mickelson’s ball ended up, as if it was golf’s grassy knoll.
Will Phil Mickelson add new ending to Winged Foot history?
Phil Mickelson, newly 50, would have added some kind of new ending to his Winged Foot history. The other day (Thursday morning, if you’re keeping score at home), a foursome gathered on the 18th tee of Winged Foot’s West Course, where the Open was last held in 2006.
Will Phil Mickelson win the 2006 US Open at Winged Foot?
A par on the 72nd hole would have won Phil Mickelson the 2006 U.S. Open. It wasn’t to be. Winged Foot was quiet last week, when it should have been busy. Stately, as it always is. But still. The parking lots had many more empty spaces than filled ones. There were only a few people on the practice tee.