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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2009

Phil Mickelson hits his shot during the continuation of the final round of the 2009 U.S. Open Championship on the Black Course at Bethpage State Park. (Darren Carroll/Getty Images)

COURSE: Bethpage Black
SCORES: 69-70-69-70–278
RESULT: Tied for second, two shots behind Lucas Glover.
KEY MOMENT: After a sensational charge to tie for the lead, Mickelson hit hybrid out of the rough to the collar of the green on the 15th. He left his putt 3 feet short and missed that one for par. On the 17th, he came up short and chipped to 8 feet, missing the par putt.
NOTEWORTHY: Mickelson learned only a month earlier that his wife, Amy, had breast cancer.

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