"Phil Mickelson is going to win US Open at Pebble," says Jim Nantz

"I want that on record right now" says lead CBS Sports golf announcer.

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Thu, 24 Jan 2019
"Phil Mickelson is going to win US Open at Pebble," says Jim Nantz


Legendary CBS Sports golf announcer Jim Nantz has revealed how he wants to put on record that Phil Mickelson is going to complete golf's career Grand Slam at this year's US Open at Pebble Beach.

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Mickelson, who will celebrate his 49th birthday on the Sunday of the US Open this June, just needs the US Open trophy to add to his haul of three Masters titles (2004, 2006, 2010), The Open (2013) and US PGA (2005).

Nantz made his comment earlier this week,  days after Mickelson narrowly missed out on his 44th PGA Tour title when losing by one stroke to Adam Long at the Desert Classic on Sunday.

"I think he's going to win at Pebble, how about that? I want to put that on record right now," said a confident Nantz. "I like stories. I like to figure out how history ties to the present."

Mickelson has won four times at Pebble Beach on the PGA Tourm and his material grandfather, Al Santos, was one of the first caddies at the venue.

"What an American dream," said Nantz. "You could have a grandson later walk those same fairways. Instead of what his grandfather was making, 25 cents was big, now he's going to close out the career Grand Slam on  the sacred sod of Pebble Beach, what  a story that would be.

"The story is too good and his record is too good there for me to overlook it."

Mickelson is currently priced up at 40/1 to win the 2019 US Open.