17 Jun '13, 2am

Phil a dogged victim, again. My column.

ARDMORE, Pa. -- It's silly to say Phil Mickelson leaped in celebration when he took the lead Sunday afternoon in the U.S. Open. It's silly because, at age 43 and never mistaken for a zero body-fat triathlete, Mickelson does not leap. He makes valiant attempts to elevate, if not truly defy gravity, as we saw when he won his first Masters. These attempts end a microsecond after they begin. He might clear a credit card, provided the card is laid flat. Still, it's fun to see. With a wedge in hand, the man is a circus. His tee shot on the 10th hole was in the rough, 75 yards from the wicker basket. By then, after two double-bogeys on the front, Mickelson had given up the lead to the young Brit, Justin Rose, last seen in Mickelson's company at last fall's Ryder Cup, winning their critical singles match with three straight putts, one dagger after another to the heart, each so ele...

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