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Mickelson Looking For First U.S. Open Title

Wed, 11 Jun 2014 23:14:00 +0000

ThinkStock(PINEHURST, N.C.) -- Golf’s second major of the year, the U.S. Open championship, tees off on Thursday at the Pinehurst Resort and Country Club in North Carolina.

Phil Mickelson has won five major championships during his career, but has never won the U.S. Open title, finishing as the runner-up six times.

“I look at those close calls as a positive sign for having given myself so many opportunities in our national championship,” Mickelson said. “And I believe I will have more opportunities, and when I do, hopefully the experience that I had in the past will allow me to handle better in the future.”

In last year’s tournament, Mickelson finished tied for second with Jason Day, two strokes behind winner Justin Rose.

Mickelson comes into the tournament looking for his first win since capturing the British Open championship last year, a span of 20 events.

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