Phil Mickelson's quest for the fourth leg of the career Grand Slam got off to a decent start Thursday, an even-par 70 at Pinehurst No. 2 that left the five-time major champion in good position after his first round at the U.S. Open.
The United States Golf Association often shows a sense of humor when it comes to the tee-time groupings for the U.S. Open, but the organization went by the book when it put Phil Mickelson with defending champion Justin Rose.
In ESPN The Magazine, Bob Harig writes that Phil Mickelson is the greatest loser in U.S. Open history -- and we mean that in a good way (sort of). But will Pinehurst be the place where Left finally makes it all right?
The PGA Tour on Sunday took the unusual step of rescinding the two-stroke penalty it imposed on Justin Rose on Saturday, meaning the Englishman started the final round of the Players Championship five strokes behind the leaders instead of seven.