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That look sums it up after Phil Mickelson blew a chance to win the U.S. Open.
As Phil Mickelson proved at the U.S. Open at Winged Foot, old habits are, indeed, hard to break.
The big lefthander started his career in major championships with a winless streak that stretched to 46. He changed his approach by dialing back his aggressive mindset and by making better course management decisions.
As a result, he came to Winged Foot looking for his fourth career major and his third straight major title.
With a one-shot lead on the 18th tee, the minds of both Mickelson and his caddie obviously went blank.
Mickelson, for some reason, pulled his balky driver out of the bag (he had just hit it into a trash can off the 17th tee) and hit it dead left, off the roof of a hospitality tent.
His next shot was blocked and when he tried to pull off a miracle shot, it hit a tree limb and fell 25 yards ahead of him. From there he hit another big slice that plugged in a back bunker and he couldn’t manage to get up and down from there, making double bogey, falling a shot short.
"I am such an idiot," he succinctly said afterward.