Mickelson confident he can win an OpenPEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - Phil Mickelson, optimist, is the type to see the U.S. Open trophy as half full, not five-times empty.
He and others, including no less an authority than Tiger Woods, believe Mickelson's record five runner-up finishes at U.S. Opens ought to be seen as a compliment. "It goes to show you that he understands how to play Opens," Woods said.
Mickelson certainly has learned how to handle angst, such as the debacle at Winged Foot that had him