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Once again, things just didn't work out for Phil Mickelson at the U.S. Open.
Phil Mickelson missed the cut in the Masters after shooting rounds of 76 and 73.
He couldn't find a way to score at Pinehurst, either, posting rounds of 70, 73, 72, 72 and finishing T28.
It's really somewhat amazing to realize how much he's struggled since winning the British Open last year at Muirfield. The reality is he has had one top-10 finish since then and none this year.
He's not driving the ball well, but that's nothing new. He's not long or straight. His short game has left him for stretches, and that was one of the best parts of his game.
He took 65 putts Thursday and Friday, and while he managed to get that total down to 56 Saturday and Sunday, nobody wins an Open putting that way. He had six three-putt greens and a total of 121 putts for the week.