Where Does Phil Mickleson’s Near-Miss 63 Stand in Major History?

By Jaime DiazTroon, Scotland — There was a sense of déjà vu—and perhaps the curse of Johnny Miller—in the excruciating lip-out that kept Phil Mickelson from becoming the first golfer to shoot 62 in a major championship.There have now been 28 63s, the first—and still the best of them (as he will let you know)—shot by Miller in the final round in his comeback victory at the 1973 U.S. Open at Oakmont.Mickelson was also victimized by a slow, 18th hole lip-out that kept him from shooting 59 at the


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