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Phil Mickelson admitted there are ‘more important things going on’ as he reflected on his fifth runner-up finish in the US Open.

Phil Mickelson admitted there are ‘more important things going on’ as he reflected on his fifth runner-up finish in the US Open.

The left-hander is likely to take a sabbatical from the game while his wife undergoes treatment for breast cancer that was diagnosed just a month ago.

And while the 38-year-old admitted it had been an emotional week, he said it was a joy to play at Bethpage Black where he received the full support of an enthusiastic New York crowd.

Mickelson eagled the 13th to tie for the lead with eventual winner Lucas Glover, but the two-time Masters winner will have to wait another year as he searches for a first Open title

“I certainly had a range of emotions over the past few weeks and I had a number of them this week,” he said. I’ve got more important things going on now.

“But it was a fun week in that the people here treated us tremendously, it’s just a great place to play and everybody did a great job to get 72 holes in.

“I made a number of mistakes, very up and down throughout the week but I put myself in position which is all that I wanted… I came back with couple of birdies and an eagle but unfortunately I wasn’t able to finish it off.”

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