Ogilvy Wins U.S. Open After Mickelson Muffs 18
It cost him the U.S. Open.
Next, the world waits to see which Phil shows up in a month in England.
"This one is going to take a little while to get over," Mickelson said Sunday after collapsing on the 72nd hole at Winged Foot. "This one is pretty disappointing."
Mickelson's transgressions made a winner of Geoff Ogilvy and brought back memories of the Lefty of old, the happy-go-lucky guy who took too many chances and made too many mistakes.
Those were the days before Mickelson won his three majors, before he acknowledged that you can't simply grip it and rip it, no matter how much fun that may be and how much the fans might love it.
He lost this one by hitting driver on No. 18, when he desperately needed to keep the ball straight. Then, after that shot went far to the left, he went for the green, hoping to save par, instead of taking a safer route that might have resulted in a bogey and a playoff.