US Open Leaderboard preview: Mickelson advice to Roy McIlroy and Dustin Johnson

US Open Leaderboard preview: Mickelson advice to Roy McIlroy and Dustin Johnson

Bethesda : MD : USA | Jun 15, 2011 at 2:24 AM PDT
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The US Open groupings for round 1 and start times were released and the golf fanatics around the world will eager to watch the US Open Leaderboard as the golf scores will be creeping in Thursday morning.

The first pairing which will composed of three golfers will kick off the tee at 7:00 am ET on Thursday at Congressional Country Club, Bethesda, Maryland will be Dae-Hyun Kim of Korea, Chez Reavie of the US and Shane Lowry of Ireland.

Star-studded US Open pairing this year will be Phil Mickelson, Roy McIlroy of Ireland and Dustin Johnson that will start at 1:35 pm.

Last summer US Open Dustin Johnson took a three-shot lead into the final round held at Pebble Beach and shot an 82, the highest score by a 54-hole leader in nearly 100 years at the U.S. Open when a meltdown occurs when shot on 3 got lost and the shot on 4 wound up in the ocean.

Rory McIlroy with a four-shot lead at the Augusta Masters this year, and still one shot ahead when he made the turn, he hooked a tee shot into the cabins left of the 10th fairway and made triple bogey. The immense pressure just took in and on the next two holes he took seven putts from a combined 20 feet on his way to an 80.

Dustin Johnson and McIlroy wound up joining a select of individual in which Lebron James meltdown in the NBA Finals recently. Its not just the one they were expecting.

Losses like that have been known to drag a player into yearlong slumps but also used as motivation to learn from the expirience and ascend their game to the next level which is ultimately to capture a championship title.

Mickelson has some advice that the key is not the final round, but the 20 hours between finishing on Saturday and starting on Sunday.

"I think the biggest challenge is the anticipation of the start of the round, the time between finishing Saturday night and Sunday, and how you handle that time," Mickelson said. "What goes through your mind? Does holding up the trophy go through your mind? Because if it does, you're going to have a problem the next day."

In other words to play one game at a time, or one round at a time which may apply to Lebron too.

Check the US Open 2011 Groupings, go here

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Rory McIlroy watches his drive from the 16th tee
Rory McIlroy watches his drive from the 16th tee
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