Phil Mickelson places second at U.S. Open, Justin Rose wins
Pro-golfer Phil Mickelson tied with Jason Day to take second place in the U.S. Open on Sunday. British golfer Justin Rose won the trophy.
The 43-year-old has now set the record for finishing second place at the event to six times, according to the New York Daily News.
“Heartbreak,” Mickelson told CBS Sports. “This was my best chance of all of them because I was playing well. I had a golf course I really liked that I could play aggressive on a number of holes, and felt like this was as good an opportunity to ask for, and to not do it, it hurts.”
On Sunday, Mickelson bogeyed the 13th, 15th and 18th holes, double-bogeying on No. 3 and 5.
“It’s never easy, final round of the US Open and you’ve got guys in front of you kind of dictating what you have to do,” he said to CBS Sports. “When I made that eagle on 10 it allowed me to relax a little bit because it moved me back to even par for the tournament, which is a score you’ve gotta figure is gonna be right around where the winning score is.”
The pressure is on for him because of his pattern of not winning this particular event of the U.S. Open. According to CBS Sports, he was a runner-up in 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2009, having played in 23 Opens.