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Phil Mickelson running out of time for a career Grand Slam after missing the cut at the U.S. Open

Phil Mickelson running out of time for a career Grand Slam after missing the cut at the U.S. Open

Do the math, Phil Mickelson advised. With so many players still to complete their second round and the U.S. Open conditions getting tougher by the hour on Saturday, the five-time major winner said he’d be “surprised” to not make the cut at 7 over par.

Well, surprise.

When second-round play was complete at Oakmont Country Club, the cut came at 6 over, and Mickelson was headed home, sitting out the final two rounds for only the third time in 26 U.S. Open appearances. He would not get a chance to capture his first national championship to complete the career Grand Slam.

At 46, he’s running out of opportunities.

Mickelson, who missed the cut...

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