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Phil Mickelson, Dave Pelz Scout Chambers Bay Before U.S. Open

U.S. Open Winning Shots: Chambers Bay Short Par 4s
GOLF Magazine Top 100 Teacher Brian Mogg previews some shots the pros may face at the 2015 U.S. Open. The back nine at Chambers Bay features a few short par 4s, which will force pros to choose between hitting a driver or an iron.

Exactly three weeks before the first round of the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay, Phil Mickelson was spotted practicing on the links course Thursday in University Place, Washington.

According to TheOlympian.com, Mickelson was accompanied by short-game guru Dave Pelz, riding shotgun en route to the course, before flanking Mickelson’s side while the pair spent 3-1/2 hours scoping out the front nine. Mickelson caddie Jim “Bones” Mackay was also in tow.

Mickelson has more second-place finishes at the U.S. Open than he can count on one hand—six to be exact, two more than anyone else. At 44, the clock is ticking on the five-time major champion's opportunity to complete the career Grand Slam. He seems to be following the advice of USGA Executive Director Mike Davis, who said anyone hoping to win at Chambers Bay will need to do their homework.

Mickelson didn’t say much about the relatively unknown layout, other than calling it, “A very interesting course,” and adding that he’s, “Glad I spent some time here.”

Here’s a detailed look at Mickelson’s day at Chambers Bay courtesy of Aaron Levine of Q13 FOX Sports in Seattle:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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