ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) — Five things to look for Sunday in the final round of the U.S. Open:
PHIL’s DAY? Sure seems like it’s setting up to be. Sunday is Phil Mickelson’s 43rd birthday. And, yes, it’s Father’s Day for the golfer who made time this week to fly cross-country for his daughter’s eighth-grade graduation. And it’ll also be the first time Mickelson will enter the final round of a U.S. Open with the outright lead. He’s been runner-up a record five times, but he’s been a cool finisher this week, making birdie at 18 in the second round to move into a tie for the lead, then taking the solo spot atop the leaderboard with a birdie at 17 on Saturday.
CAN STRICKER CLEAR A MAJOR HURDLE? He’s never won one, and he’s running out of time at age 46. Stricker’s steady-as-she-goes game has him one stroke…
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