SAN DIEGO —
For all the talk about the tee shot at Winged Foot, what cost him the U.S. Open was trying to hit 3-iron onto the green instead of playing out to the fairway and trying to get up-and-down for his par.
“I think I’m going to learn my lesson and take a wedge and get it back in play,” Mickelson said, sticking with the golf analogy. “I made a big mistake talking about this stuff publicly, and I shouldn’t have done that.”
About the only thing missing from the Winged Foot story was a repeat of his most memorable line that day: “I am such an idiot.”