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

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.


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.