Can Phil Mickelson finally win the U.S. Open golf tournament?

Will this be the year Phil Mickelson finally completes the career Grand Slam? (AFP)

Will this be the year Phil Mickelson finally completes the career Grand Slam? (AFP)

Jon McCarthy , Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 11:34 PM ET

"You're going to be a father" isn't going to cut it this time around for Phil Mickelson.

The story of the late Payne Stewart's consoling words to a heartbroken Mickelson on the 72nd hole at the 1999 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2 will be retold plenty during the build-up to this week's tournament.

But times have changed.

Fifteen years have passed and Mickelson has a shelf full of father-of-the-year trophies but still no U.S. Open trophy.


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