Phil Mickelson started a long and painful U.S. Open career as an amateur in 1990. His first top 10 came in 1995 at Shinnecock Hills, when he finished fourth.
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In 1999 at Pinehurst No. 2, Mickelson was near the top of the leaderboard, but he finished second, losing to Payne Stewart by one stroke.
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In 2002 at Bethpage Black, Mickelson challenged Tiger Woods for the title.
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Woods ended up winning by three strokes, and Mickelson was second again.
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Mickelson tied for 55th at the 2003 U.S. Open at Olympia Fields.
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Mickelson lost by two shots to Retief Goosen in 2004 at Shinnecock Hills.
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Mickelson made a heartbreaking double bogey on the 18th hole in 2006 at Winged Foot.
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Having led by one going into the last hole, he lost by one shot to Geoff Ogilvy. "I just can't believe that I did that," he said. "I am such an idiot. I can't believe I couldn't par the last hole. It really stings."
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Mickelson missed the cut at Oakmont in 2007.
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He tied Lucas Glover for the lead during the 2009 U.S. Open after making eagle on No. 13 at Bethpage Black.
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But again he came up just short, finishing second for a fifth time.
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Mickelson tied for 54th at Congressional in 2011.
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Mickelson held the 54-hole lead at the 2013 Open at Merion, but he shot 74 on Sunday and tied for second, two strokes behind winner Justin Rose. It was Mickelson's record sixth time finishing second at the Open.