Will The Coronavirus Pandemic End Phil Mickelson’s Chance At U.S. Open Glory?


Professional golf has come to a standstill in the midst of the coronavirus epidemic sweeping the world. While a lot of the focus has rightly been centered on the postponement on the 2020 Masters and much of the PGA Tour season, there are countless other minor but still unfortunate consequences of the layoff. Just ask Phil Mickelson.

The 49-year-old veteran is already a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, thanks to his five majors and 44 PGA Tour victories. But one big accomplishment is missing from Lefty’s resume: a U.S. Open title.

In 2020, the U.S. Open returns to Winged Foot for the sixth time, affording Mickelson the ultimate chance to avenge his ’06 collapse and complete the career grand slam. However, one reality stands in Phil’s way, a circumstance made far worse by the current suspension of play: he isn’t qualified to play in the U.S. Open.

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