Phil Mickelson $29
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 Ley 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.