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Tuesday
Jul302013

Phil Woke Up Thinking He'd Won The U.S. Open

Here I wake up thinking, "my God what did I post last night after that second glass of wine," while Phil Mickelson reveals that he woke up U.S. Open Sunday thinking he'd already won the national championship.

Steve DiMeglio reports:

"When I woke up, I had dreamt that I had already won the U.S. Open, and so I had the same feelings and excitement that I had won. I finally won the U.S. Open; it was such a great feeling," Mickelson said. "And it took me over a minute to realize that I haven't played the final round and that I've got to go out and still do it."

The leader after 54 holes, he almost did win it, losing out to Justin Rose by two shots, which left Mickelson as devastated after defeat as he has ever felt.

Adam Schupak also reports on Phil's pre-WGC Bridgestone presser and the revelation that he might allow the Claret Jug to be used as a jug.

Mickelson added that he plans to allow some of his friends to drink from the Jug and take photos with it.

“That’s a cool experience that not many people get to do," he said.

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Reader Comments (7)

arthritis Rx + alcoholic beverage = fantastic dream/momentary delusion

Even if just a dream I wish I could have dreams like that.
07.31.2013 | Unregistered Commentergov. lepetomane
It's fun to see his joie de vivre and openness now he's won the Open. He seems truly to realise, like the rest of us, what a hugely significant win it is for his position in the game - possibly winning the Open is a bigger mark on his card than winning the US Open would have been. Now I'd love to see him make the full set, and I think this win will make it easier for him to pick up other Majors, although he's got to get on with it at his age.

Even so, at the moment I'm still thinking, "Sam Snead"........
07.31.2013 | Unregistered Commenterbs
Agree BS - it seemed like in the past, he knew he could win the US Open (would he, who knows), based on the many times in contention, but even if he pulled that off, he would have the Open Championship sitting out there as a mountain to climb afterwards. Somehow in a 2 week stretch, the harder mountain has been cleared, and the one that is left is feasible at least.
07.31.2013 | Unregistered CommenterBrianS
@ BrianS

Well said.
A whole lot of chirping going on.
07.31.2013 | Unregistered CommenterLiberty Apples
Who hasn't?
07.31.2013 | Unregistered Commenterphil the author
Phil win at Pinehurst, Tiger commit seppuku.
07.31.2013 | Unregistered Commenterhighside

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