Mickelson proves father knows best

Updated: June 14, 2013, 3:09 AM ET
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

ARDMORE, Pa. -- Phil Mickelson stepped off his private jet at 3:30-ish Thursday morning, was sacked out in the Merion Golf Club driving range parking lot at 5:30-ish and was in trouble on his opening hole by 7:30-ish.

Welcome to Lefty's U.S. Open, which is unlike anybody else's U.S. Open. That's because Mickelson, who leads this thing with a 3-under-par 67, might win Father of the Year and a major all in the same week.

Generally speaking, not many players prep for a ...

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