Phil Mick­el­son $29

Inside Sport - - PUNTER’S CHANCE -

Phil’s still there, prob­a­bly laugh­ing to him­self that he can con­tend while Tiger can hardly play any­more. If Gar­cia at the Mas­ters was a vic­tory for good­will, a Mick­el­son run at the US Open might ac­tu­ally ex­plode the golf sen­ti­men­tal­ity scale. The record tells it: Mick­el­son has six sec­ond-place fin­ishes at the US Open, an event which co­in­cides on his birth­day and Fa­ther’s Day in the US. It’s the only ma­jor keep­ing him from be­com­ing the sixth golfer to claim the ca­reer Grand Slam. And while Le•y re­mains spry, it gets more dif­fi­cult with each pass­ing year – if he were to win at 46-go­ing-on-47, he’d sup­plant Hale Ir­win in 1990 as the old­est man to win the US Open, and the sec­ond-old­est ma­jor win­ner in his­tory.

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