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.