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Luck ran out on Phil

If you watched all week, you know that Phil Mickelson didn't choke at the U.S. Open -- he just ran out of luck.

Updated: June 19, 2006, 1:17 PM ET
By Skip Bayless | Page 2

Please don't call him Phil Van de Velde. That's giving him too much credit.

Don't tell me he suddenly reverted to being Phil the Thrill and shot himself in the Winged Foot, gambling and losing on the final hole of the United States Open. Don't excuse his Open-blowing double bogey as strategic foolishness. No, it was just justice.

The truth was, Phil Mickelson didn't play well enough to win this Open, and it finally caught up with him on the last hole. Luck and time finally ran ...

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