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Phil Mickelson accepts special exemption for U.S. Open at Torrey Pines (golf.com)

Phil Mickelson will make it an even 30. The USGA announced on Friday that Mickelson has received a special exemption into the 2021 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines in San Diego, scheduled for June 17-20. It will be Mickelson’s 30th career appearance in the national championship, which he’s never won but famously finished as the runner-up a record six times. It’s also a homecoming of sorts, as Mickelson grew up in the area and raised his family there, too.

“Phil Mickelson’s incredible USGA playing record and overall career achievements are among the most noteworthy in the game’s history,” said USGA CEO Mike Davis in a release. “We are thrilled to welcome him to this year’s U.S. Open at Torrey Pines.”

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