Phil Mickelson downplays US Open prospects after Pebble Seaside win


Phil Mickelson gained the Pebble Seaside Professional-Am by three strokes thereby recording his 44th PGA Tour triumph in fashion with a closing seven-under-par 65. (Supply: USA At present Sports activities)

Phil Mickelson has downplayed options that his win at Pebble Seaside on Monday can have any bearing on his possibilities of finishing the profession grand slam when the US Open is contested on the identical venue in June.

On Monday, he matched Mark O’Meara’s file of 5 Pebble Seaside Professional-Am victories, including to his earlier successes in 1998, 2005, 2007 and 2012.

Inevitably, the query of the US Open arose rapidly.

Nevertheless, Mickelson stated Monday’s win was irrelevant as a result of the course will probably be fully totally different in June from the soggy, lush structure that greeted the gamers throughout the Californian winter.

Requested in a greenside interview what the efficiency did for his confidence, Mickelson stated: “Completely nothing, as a result of it’s nothing just like the course we’ll see.

“I’m hitting drivers and attempting to bomb it down there and hit wedges in (this week).

“The tough will probably be so totally different and the greens so agency it will likely be an entire totally different golf course however I’ll take care of that in six months.”

Mickelson is considered one of three gamers seeking to full their assortment of all 4 majors this 12 months.

Rory McIlroy can have his alternative on the Masters in April, with Jordan Spieth getting his likelihood on the PGA Championship in Could.

Solely 5 gamers have gained all 4 fashionable majors — Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Participant and Tiger Woods.

Mickelson has come shut, with six runner-up finishes on the U.S. Open.

He has gained 5 majors — the Masters (2004, 2006, 2010), PGA Championship (2005) and British Open (2013).

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