Sunday, July 11

NOTEWORTHY: No Lefty Has Won the U.S. Open or U.S. Senior Open (But That Could Change Today)

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PHIL MICKELSON IS UNDOUBTEDLY THE BEST LEFTY in golf history. But the six-time major winner has not won the U.S. Open. No one has come closer without winning. Phil has finished runner-up six times, in 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2009 and 2013.

Southpaw Phil is not alone, as the USGA wrote in its third-round recap of the U.S. Senior Open:

No left-handed golfer has ever won the U.S. Open or U.S. Senior Open. Steve Flesch (4th) and Mike Weir (T-5) will try to make history tomorrow. Flesch's best finish to date in a senior major is a tie for fifth in the 2017 Senior Players Championship. Weir, of Canada, who had a double bogey in each of the first two rounds, had only one bogey on Saturday in his round of 68.

Weir might be the first lefty to do it.

As I write this, Weir is two shots behind leader Jim Furyk in the final round of the U.S. Senior Open at the Omaha Country Club. Retief Goosen is one stroke behind.

Whether today or some other day, this historical oddity is bound to end. I admit I was surprised when I read this note.

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