U.S. Open notebook: Phil Mickelson heads home after missing the cut at Winged Foot, Bubba Watson still in the hunt

MAMARONECK, N.Y. — Phil Mickelson was just as gracious missing the cut at Winged Foot as he was when he kissed away the 2006 championship.“I enjoyed the week and I enjoyed the challenge that this golf course provides,” he said after a much improved round of 73 that left him at 13-over. “I think it’s always one of the hardest tests that we play but one of the most fun challenges because of the character of the course all throughout, from shot-making to putting and short game.“I think it’s a terrific place to play golf and I’m appreciative of the opportunity to have been able compete here and I’…

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