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Grand Slam still the goal for Lefty

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Phil Mickelson is confident he can still achieve his goal of winning the career Grand Slam by triumphing at the US Open in the future.

The 46-year-old already has three Masters titles, an Open Championship and a US PGA Championship to his name but has so far failed to add the second major of the year to his tally, finishing second six times in his career.

Lefty missed the cut this week at Oakmont and his age means his chances of completing the career Grand Slam seem to be diminishing.

Only Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods have won all four majors available at their time of competing.

This week looked like it could be Mickelson’s opportunity, after talking up his chances coming into the event.

However, following yet more disappointment, he admitted he may have placed too much emphasis on the competition over the years and believes a change of mindset may be required if he is to achieve his dream in the future.

“This is the tournament I want to win the most to complete the four majors, there’s no question,” said the Californian.

“But I have to put that out of my head and try to execute and be patient, not think about results.

“You start thinking about results, you’ll never play your best golf … but until I ultimately win this tournament, it will be my biggest thought, my biggest focus.

“I view those players that have won the four majors totally different than I view all the others.”

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