Brennan: Low expectations mean Mickelson wins U.S. Open
June 12, 2014INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
PINEHURST, N.C. — There is no logical reason to pick Phil Mickelson to win his first U.S. Open this week. He has had a terrible year by his standards, with zero finishes in the top 10 of the 14 PGA Tour events he has played. He missed the cut at the Masters. He has been injured. And, of course, he has been linked to an insider trading investigation.
Taking all of this in, it's more reasonable to say Mickelson will miss the cut than win the Open.
That's exactly why I'm picking him to win.