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Imagine what Frank Capra could do with Sunday's broadcast of the 113th United States Open?
He'd have a nation in tears, kids cuddling their daddies tightly as dusk falls on Merion.
What a narrative: Phil Mickelson as a modern day Jimmy Stewart aw-shucking his way to a first and long-in-the-making National Open on his 43rd birthday, which also happens to be Father's Day.
It'd be an instant Father's Day classic: It's a Wonderful Life, Too.
And what a backstory: In 1999, he wore a pager at the U.S. Open and swore that if it beeped, he'd leave the tournament immediately to be with his wife for the birth of their first child. As it turned out, daughter Amanda was born the day after he lost to Payne Stewart at Pinehurst No. 2.
He arrived here on Thursday at almost 4 a.m. -- three hours before his tee time -- after flying back to California to see Amanda graduate from the eighth grade.
What a graduation gift he'd give her by winning a tournament he'...
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Phil Mickelson was briefly delayed before taking his second shot on the 6th hole in Friday's second round of the US Open tournament when a groundhog ran across the fairway.
Mickelson hit for par on the hole and finished second overall at the end of the round, so the interruption by the groundhog was not a big distractoin.
Video via DunkCityFL. H/T FTW.
This wasn't the way it was supposed to end, not on Phil Mickelson's birthday and not at Merion Golf Club, where history will record with little fanfare outside of England that Justin Rose won his first major championship.
When the rain began falling on the back nine Sunday after Mickelson pitched in for an eagle on the 10th hole to take the lead in the U.S. Open, you half...
Play has been suspended for the day at the U.S. Open, with Phil Mickelson and Billy Horschel tied for the lead.
Mickelson birdied the 18th late Friday to finish a 2-over round of 72. Horschel shot 3-under 67, hitting all 18 greens in regulation at Merion Golf Club.
Their 1-under totals of 139 made them the only players under par for the tournament; nearly half the field had yet...
ARDMORE, Pa. — A steady hand gave Justin Rose the shiny U.S. Open Trophy. A wild ride gave Phil Mickelson yet another silver medal.
Rose captured his first major championship on Sunday with remarkable calm and three pure shots on the punishing closing holes at Merion. A par on the 18th hole gave him an even-par 70, and that was good enough to become the first Englishman in 43...
Justin Rose is a worthy United States Open champion.
The 32-year-old Englishman is not only one of the sport's true gentlemen but arguably the best striker of a golf ball in the game.
To seal his breakthrough major, he needed to hit three clutch shots on the final two holes at Merion on Sunday, the most demanding finish to any course anywhere.
And who didn't feel for him...
By the time Phil Mickelson got some caffeine in him and began making birdies on the back nine, the fans who braved wild warnings of hail and torrential rain in the opening round of the U.S. Open started to get the idea that something more interesting than the weather was happening at venerable Merion Golf Club. In a place that oozes history, a modern kind of story was unfolding....
He's a guy who makes tens of millions of dollars, and pules about paying his fair share of taxes, because he's a terrible human being and worse citizen.
He gets props for caring about his wife and kids, mostly because he displays his wife and kids in public.
He talks about heartbreak, and at age 43, how he doesn't have many more chances left.
Um, boo woo.
(Ardmore PA) — On Sunday June 16 from Historic Merion Golf Club in Ardmore PA, the final round of the US Open took place, Phil Mickelson came into the lead with a -1 for the championship, in 2nd it was a 3 way tie with a score of Even between Hunter Mahan, Charl Schwartzel & Steve [...]
Phil Mickelson has the lead after three rounds at the U.S. Open.
Justin Rose shot 1-over par and beat Phil Mickelson and Jason Day by two strokes to win the 2013 US Open at Merion Golf Club on Sunday for his first career major. After making a putt on the 18th hole to solidify his final round score of 70, the Englishman pointed to the sky and [...]
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