A closer look at Phil Mickelson's close calls at the U.S. Open

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A closer look at Phil Mickelson's close calls at the U.S. Open

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A closer look at Phil Mickelson's close calls at the U.S. Open

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2002

Phil Mickelson crosses the 18th green during the final round of the 2002 U.S. Open on the Black Course at Bethpage State Park. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

COURSE: Bethpage Black.
SCORES: 70-73-67-70–280
RESULT: Runner-up, three shots behind Tiger Woods.
KEY MOMENT: Mickelson, five shots behind at the start of the final round, birdied the par-5 13th to get within two shots. Woods answered with a 2-iron onto the 13th green for a two-putt birdie. Moments later, Mickelson’s tee shot on the 16th found the rough and he couldn’t reach the green, making bogey.
NOTEWORTHY: Woods and Mickelson were the only players at par or better.

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