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What to expect from Lefty?

I've said it before, but I'll say it again up front: I'm a Phil Mickelson fan.

I know what to expect the next three days at the U.S. Open.

Mickelson is just a couple hours from teeing off in the second round at Merion. He had a fantastic round of 67 to take the clubhouse lead after the first round was delayed.

That doesn't guarantee any success the rest of the tournament.

Mickelson is know for his high-risk, high-reward play, which isn't the best approach to the Open.

Lefty will stay near the lead, put up a bogey-bogey stretch to fall behind and find a way to get a birdie to get everyone jazzed up again about his chances.

It's exhilarating and frustrating all at once. It's the Phil Mickelson Experience.

Will he win? Don't think so.

But that doesn't mean I won't be rooting for him. I want to see him get his breakthrough win at the Open.

And after one round he has a shot.

But it's usually an errant shot that takes him off course.


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