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Golf Australia Express : April 2014
Mickelson scratched and clawed every last morsel out of his talent to give himself a shot over those closing holes. A trio of birdies between the 12th and 14th holes and another at 16, courtesy of a 20-foot prayer from above the cup, saw him draw level with the big South African. He reached the 18th locked at 8-under with Els, who was already in the clubhouse with what should have been a winning final round of 67. On the green in two, there was more than just a crowd of thousands encircling the green as the American stood over the 18-foot putt that would change his life. Weaving their way through the gallery were the memories of the major championship heartbreaks that came before it: Payne Stewart’s 18-footer for par that denied him the 1999 US Open; the four previous third- place Masters finishes; the two other podiums at majors. Having watched playing partner Chris DiMarco miss from almost exactly the same spot moments earlier, Mickelson had no excuses left. Yet still, Augusta looked set to deny him his dream as the putt tickled the left lip of the cup and circled for a moment. Unforgettably, it fell in. Cue Mickelson jumping up and down as only a 191cm, 100-plus kilogram white bloke can. It was a watershed day for Mickelson. In the 47 majors he’d contested to that point, he’d come away empty-handed. In the 38 since, he’s won another four. Can Mickelson add a sixth in 2014 after his winning turn at last year’s Open Championship? There's no Tiger in the field, so why not? Mickelson’s form hasn’t exactly sparkled in the early part of the season, but when it comes to results there’s only one he’s given a moment’s thought to. CUE MICKELSON JUMPING UP AND DOWN AS ONLY A 191CM, 100- PLUS KILOGRAM WHITE BLOKE CAN. The HOUSE of GOLF GLOBALLY. We Won’t Be Beaten On Price. rewind