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Mickelson's Near Misses

Phil Mickelson added to his collection of U.S. Open close calls with his record sixth runner-up at Merion. Here, we take a closer look at his previous heartbreaks

2009 U.S. Open at Bethpage Black

A discouraged Mickelson reacts to an approach shot from the high rough during the final round. Similar to the Masters a couple months prior, Mickelson made a late rally to tie for the lead with an eagle on No. 13 before faltering down the stretch. With several short misses over those final five holes, Phil finished two shots behind Lucas Glover for a record fifth runner-up finish at the U.S. Open.
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