Mickelson's best Open shot is now

Updated: June 11, 2014, 3:01 PM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPN.com

PINEHURST, N.C. -- Phil Mickelson was fighting himself so much Tuesday, his pre-Pinehurst news conference felt more like an Ali-Frazier weigh-in. The devil on his left shoulder kept admitting how much a U.S. Open title would mean to him, and the angel on his right kept countering with pleas for tempered expectations.

Yes, finally taking his national championship and becoming the sixth man to win a career Grand Slam would enhance his legacy. No, he doesn't usually perform his ...

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