Golf – US Open on Mickelson’s mind

Phil Mickelson will be the next player to get a shot at trying to complete a clean sweep of golf's four Majors when he tees off at the US Open at Shinnecock Hills. Rory McIlroy looked in great position to get the final leg of his own quartet when starting the final round at the Masters in second place, but a closing round of 74 left him in a tie for fifth. Mickelson has three Masters' Green Jackets and, like McIlroy, has also won the Open Championship and the USPGA. The missing Major in his collection is the US Open and it's been a continual source of heartbreak. The left-hander finished a shot behind Payne Stewart in 1999 and has since been runner-up a further five times. One of those second places came at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in 2004 and the tournament returns there in June. The 47-year-old realises that he won't get too many more opportunities and this could be an obvious one. "The difficult thing for me is I continue to put a little bit too much pressure on myself in the Majors now because I know that I don't have a ton of time to win them, especially US Opens," said Mickelson, who is 28/1 with bet365 to win the US Open.

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