Is this the year that Phil Mickelson finally closes the books on a career grand slam? Or am I getting ahead of myself? After winning the PGA Championship last month, Mickelson’s stats have him with 45 PGA tournament wins that include five Majors. Is this weekend going to be another page into the history books or is he going to fade quietly away never to accomplish one of his career goals. It is difficult to say with Mickelson because we never know which player is going to show up on any given day. Personally, I would like to see him with the US Open after six, second place finishes; it would be the crowing achievement of his illustrious golfing career.
I have heard it said many times after a shot, “Phil being Phil”. Mickelson is unique because he mentally envisions golf shots that most players just shake their heads at. Additionally, he has the moxie to try and make some crazy attempts that leave many pundits second guessing his every move. Sometimes the is comes out as a hero and sometimes…… Here take a look:
At 51 years young, I think anything is possible for Phil Mickelson at this weekends US Open. I am not going to offer any advice to this legend because I think there are enough arm chair pundits offering advice on how to successfully navigate Torrey Pines, so offering my two cents is really not that beneficial.
As the weekend unfolds I hope Phil remains Phil because that is how he wins tournaments. The moment he tries to be someone else is when he gets into trouble with his game. So, why change. Regardless of what happens I am confident that he will provide some awesome entertainment for the golf fans and viewers. Why you may ask? Because he is Phil!
Play well this weekend Phil! I will be rooting for you to win the 2021 US Open and to complete your career grand slam.
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!