Mickelson planning to 'slash' schedule to complete 'rare' career Grand Slam with US Open win

Johannesburg, Oct 24 (ANI): American golf star Phil Mickelson has said he is planning to slash his schedule to boost his chances of completing a rare career Grand Slam at next year's US Open.

Mickelson now has five majors but the US Open remains stubbornly elusive after his miserable run of six second-place finishes at the tournament.

According to Sport24, the world number three said that winning the British Open in July has given him a different perspective and the urge to become just the sixth man to claim all four major titles, adding that as winning the US Open would be his primary goal of completing his career Grand Slam, he would be putting most of his focus into it.

However, Mickelson also said that he is not going to skip the Masters given the importance of that event and because every green jacket is meaningful to him, adding that he is now at the stage where he needs to tailor his commitments to give himself the best chance at the big events to play well in Majors.

Only Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Ben Hogan, Gary Player and Gene Sarazen have completed the modern-era career Grand Slam of winning the Masters, US Open, British Open and PGA Championship, the report added. (ANI)

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