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Phil Mickelson chips from the gallery to the 12th green during the second round of the Northern Trust Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles Friday, Feb. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

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Phil Mickelson makes his approach shot to the 13th green during the second round of the Northern Trust Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles Friday, Feb. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

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Phil Mickelson (left) shot a closing-round 64 - 11 strokes better than Tiger Woods (right) - in winning the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am by two shots over Charlie Wi. (Associated Press)

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U.S. team's Phil Mickelson, left, is congratulated by his teammate Jim Furyk after sinking a winning putt on the 17th green during the Presidents Cup golf tournament at Royal Melbourne Golf Course in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011. (AP Photo/David Callow)

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Phil Mickelson waits to putt on the seventh green during the championship round of the 2011 U.S. Open Congressional, in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Phil Mickelson reacts after his putt on the sixth green as he makes his way to the seventh tee during the championship round of the 2011 U.S. Open Congressional, in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Phil Mickelson reacts after his shot from the sixth fairway during the championship round of the 2011 U.S. Open Congressional, in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Phil Mickelson takes a shot from the sixth fairway during the championship round of the 2011 U.S. Open Congressional, in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Phil Mickelson watches the flight of his ball as he tees off at the first hole during the second round of the 2011 U.S. Open Congressional, in Bethesda, Md., Friday, June 17, 2011, and the first day of competition. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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ROD LAMKEY JR./THE WASHINGTON TIMES Phil Mickelson shoots out from the rough during the first round of the U.S. Open at Congressional. He started with a double bogey on the 10th hole and finished at 3-over 74.

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Rory McIlroy (left) shakes hands with playing partner Phil Mickelson (right) as they make their exit from the ninth green after a day on the links, on the fourth day of the 2011 U.S. Open Congressional, in Bethesda, Md., Thursday, June 16, 2011, and the first day of competition. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Phil Mickelson hits out of the rough yet again during the first round of the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Thursday, June 16, 2011. (Rod Lamkey, Jr./The Washington Times)

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Phil Mickelson hits a tee shot during the second day of practice rounds at the U.S. Open, at Congressional Country Club, in Bethesda, Md., Tuesday, June 14, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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DREW ANGERER/THE WASHINGTON TIMES Phil Mickelson, shown during practice at Congressional Country Club, has been runner-up at the U.S. Open five times - most recently to Lucas Glover at Bethpage Black in 2009. Alll told, he's 0-for-20 in the tournament.

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Phil Mickelson reacts after missing a putt on the 16th hole during the first round of the Masters golf tournament Thursday, April 7, 2011, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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Phil Mickelson (above) walks up to the ninth hole during a practice round for the Masters on Wednesday in Augusta, Ga. Tiger Woods (below) waits to hit off the 13th fairway during his practice round. (Associated Press)

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American Phil Mickelson has triumphed at the Masters three times since 1999, when Spaniard Jose Maria Olazabal was the last European to win the tournament. (Associated Press)

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Phil Mickelson reacts after his shot from the third tee of the Monterey Peninsula Country Club during the first round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament in Pebble Beach, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011. (AP Photo)

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Phil Mickelson sports a smile after making birdie on the final hole but finishes second to Bubba Watson in the Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament in San Diego, Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

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Phil Mickelson follows the flight of his tee shot on the second hole of the South Course at Torrey Pines during the third round of the Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament in San Diego, Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)