Mickelson gets best chance yet at No. 1
Masters champion Phil Mickelson has another chance to replace
Tiger Woods at No. 1 in the world this week at the U.S. Open, and
this might be his best chance yet.
Mickelson can reach No. 1 for the first time in his career by
winning at Pebble Beach. But there are more scenarios in
He would go to No. 1 by finishing runner-up as long as Woods
finishes out of the top four. Mickelson could finish third at the
U.S. Open and go to No. 1 if Woods were to finish out of the top
If Woods misses the cut, Mickelson would need no worse than a
two-way tie for third.
Woods has been No. 1 for the last five years.