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Don't write off Lefty

 

Phil Mickelson has won the Masters three times (2004, 2006, 2010). He has also won the Open Championship (2013) and the PGA Championship (2005), but the third of the four majors, the US Open, has consistently remained just beyond his grasp despite him having finished 2nd or in a tie for 2nd a total of six times.

Now 47 and just three years away from qualifying to play seniors golf on the PGA Tour Champions, is he not too old, maybe, to finally do it this week at Shinnecock Hills?

"No!" will certainly be his answer and that of his many fans who continued to be amazed by his ever-green ability.

The momentum the 43-time PGA Tour winner has managed to keep flowing this season has been exceptional for a man of any age, let alone a 47-year-old.

He has looked better than he has in a good few years and some of his old, golden form was right there again on Sunday when he shot six birdies, two of them on the last four holes, to close with a 65 and once more, in his sixth straight start in Memphis, get up there among the sparkling dozen top finishers.

Jack Nicklaus was 46 when he won the last of his 18 majors (his 7th Masters) in 1986, so why not Lefty in 2018? It's not an impossibility - although statistically, the US Open does seem to be the hardest major to win.  

An example - with only one US Open win, it was the one major that prevented nine-time major winner Gary Player from joining Nicklaus and Tiger Woods as one of the few to have won all four majors more than once.