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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2006

Phil Mickelson reacts to a missed putt during the final round of the 2006 U.S. Open Championship at Winged Foot Golf Club. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

COURSE: Winged Foot.
SCORES: 70-73-69-74–286.
RESULT: Tied for second, one shot behind Geoff Ogilvy.
KEY MOMENT: With a one-shot lead playing the 18th hole, Mickelson hit a wild slice toward the corporate tent and tried to hit 3-iron around a tree toward the green. It hit the tree and came straight down in the rough. His third shot plugged into a bunker, and his sand shot went through the green. He made double bogey.
NOTEWORTHY: Mickelson was trying to join Tiger Woods as the only players in the last 50 years to win three straight majors.

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