“If I’m able — and I believe I will — if I’m able to ultimately win a U.S. Open, I would say that it’s great. ... But if I never get that win, then it would be a bit heart-breaking,” Mickelson said.
By the time Mickelson tapped in a par to complete his round, the sun had replaced clouds, and putters had long replaced squeegees. Drenching storms caused a 3½-hour delay, halting play less than two hours after it began.
The rains returned while the marquee group of Tiger Woods, Adam Scott and Rory McIlroy were on the front nine, and play was stopped again at 6:11.