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Phil Mickelson has accepted a special exemption from the USGA to play in the 2021 U.S. Open Championship in June in his hometown of San Diego, Calif., giving the quinquagenarian another late-career opportunity to complete the career Grand Slam in an event where he’s been close but thus far unable to get over the hump.

Mickelson has finished as the runner-up in the U.S. Open six times during the course of his career, most in U.S. Open Championship history. He has posted 10 top-10 finishes in 29 appearances. He would have needed to rank in the top 60 of the World Golf Rankings by May 24 or June 7 to qualify for the 2021 U.S. Open without an exemption or…

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