Lefty's White Whale

The Boston Red Sox broke the Curse of the Bambino. Heck, Susan Lucci won an Emmy. But it looks like Phil Mickelson is going to come up short at the U.S. Open yet again. Is there anything more painful to watch in sports than Lefty's quest to win golf's national championship? (Roger Federer's pursuit of the French Open, and the Cubs' endless search for a World Series come to mind.)

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by Kevin Cunningham