Mickelson Accepts Exemption into U.S. Open at Torrey Pines

Golf legend Phil Mickelson has accepted a special exemption into this year’s U.S. Open at Torrey Pines. 

Previously, Mickelson had said that he may not accept the invite. 

“Winning the U.S. Open has been a lifelong and elusive dream, and I’ve come close so many times. You can’t win if you don’t play. I’m honored and appreciative of the USGA for the opportunity and look forward to playing in my hometown on a golf course I grew up on,” said Mickelson. 

Phil Mickelson

The U.S. Open is set to run from June 17-20. 

Mickelson at U.S. Open 

Famously, Mickelson has never won a U.S. Open and has six runner-up finishes, including a giant collapse in the 2004 Open at Winged Foot. 

This year, Mickelson comes into the tournament ranked 113th in the world, but showed flashes last week at the Wells Fargo Championship where he led after the first round.  

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