Six flak: A look at Lefty's Open runners-up


ARDMORE, Pa. – Phil Mickelson tied for second place at the 113th U.S. Open, making it the sixth time in his Hall of Fame career that he finished runner-up in this major. Here is a breakdown of all Phil’s close calls at the U.S. Open:

2013: Mickelson took a one-shot lead into the final round at Merion and made two double bogeys in the first five holes. An eagle on the par-4 10th put him back in contention but three bogeys over the final six holes gave Justin Rose the victory. Mickelson tied for second place with Jason Day and earned $696,104.

2009: Mickelson tied Lucas Glover after making eagle on 13 in the final round, but made bogey on the 15th and 17th holes. Mickelson tied for second place with David Duval and Ricky Barnes, two shots behind Glover. Mickelson earned $559,830.

2006: Mickelson had a one-shot lead on the final hole but blew his drive wildly left and ultimately made double bogey to lose to Geoff Ogilvy. Mickelson tied for second place with Colin Montgomerie and Jim Furyk, and earned $501,249.

2004: Retief Goosen won at Shinnecock Hills by two shots over Mickelson, who three-putted the 17th hole from 5 feet for a double bogey. Mickelson finished in second place alone and collected $675,000.

2002: Tiger Woods earned his second U.S. Open victory – this one at Bethpage Black – and finished three shots ahead of Mickelson, who finished in solo second place and netted $585,000.

1999: Payne Stewart birdied the 17th hole at Pinehurst, then made par on the 18th hole from 18 feet to seal the victory by a shot over Mickelson, who finished in solo second place and earned $370,000.

Note: Mickelson has earned $3,387,183 in his six runner-up finishes at the U.S. Open.