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8 of Phil Mickelson's heartbreaking U.S. Open moments, all in one GIF

By Luke Kerr-Dineen

If Phil Mickelson wants to win the 2014 U.S. Open, it'll probably come down to his short putting down the stretch.

In five of his six runner-up finishes at the U.S. Open, Mickelson missed at least one key putt inside eight feet during his the final five holes on Sunday. His runner-up finish at the 2006 tournament at Winged Foot was the only exception.

Here are eight of those putts that Phil Mickelson missed during the final holes on Sunday.

First row: Eight footers for birdie and par on the 17th and 16th holes, respectively, at Pinehurst in 1999.

Second row: A five and six-footer at the 2004 U.S. Open, both on the 17th hole.

Third row: A three-footer missed at Bethpage for par in 2002, and a short birdie putt on 14 at Bethpage in 2009.

Fourth row: A short putt for par on the 15th hole at Bethpage in 2009, an eight footer for birdie on the 16th hole.


July 28, 2014

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