Phil Mickelson — Getty ImagesWelcome to Teeing Off, where Devil Ball editor Shane Bacon and national columnist Jay Busbee take a day's topic and smack it all over the course. Suggest a future topic by hitting us on Twitter at@shanebacon and @jaybusbee. Today we talk about Phil Mickelson's chances of actually winning the U.S. Open before his career ends.
Busbee: Sixth verse, same as the first. Just last night, we were reminded of Phil Mickelson's eternal torment in the U.S. Open--six runner-up finishes, more than anyone else in the entirety of human history--and we've got to wonder: is there any chance this guy's ever going to win one?
Bacon: There are plenty of factors that are working against Phil's bid to win this tournament that obviously doesn't want any part of his name on the trophy. First, it's that jerk Father Time. The oldest winner of the U.S. Open was Hale Irwin at 45, and Phil just turned 43 so it isn't like he has a ton of chances left to snag the toughest tournament in the world. Sure, he's putRead More »from Teeing Off: Will Phil Mickelson ever win the U.S. Open?