US Open the tar­get

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Phil Mick­el­son has achieved a huge amount as a golf pro­fes­sional. He has won 43 events on the PGA tour in­clud­ing five ma­jor cham­pi­onships and is one of just 16 play­ers to win at least three of the four ma­jors.

But there is one ti­tle the San Diego-born golfer would love to cap­ture – the US Open. He has come ag­o­nis­ingly close on many oc­ca­sions, fin­ish­ing run­ner-up a record six times.

Time may be run­ning out for the 47 year old but, like his long-time ri­val Tiger Woods, there have been signs this year that he is com­ing back into top form.

Un­til this year, Mick­el­son had been win­less on the PGA tour since 2013. But that all ended when he won the WGC-Mex­ico Cham­pi­onship in March.

One tour­na­ment win doesn’t make a sea­son but it does pro­vide a huge con­fi­dence boost.

Only five play­ers (Jack Nick­laus, Tiger Woods, Ben Ho­gan, Gary Player

and Gene Sarazen) have achieved golf’s grand slam – win­ning all four ma­jors. Mick­el­son is just a US Open ti­tle away from join­ing them.

Phil Mick­el­son

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