Bob Harig ESPN Senior Writer
Phil Mickelson is trying to avoid a dubious distinction in his afternoon match at Hazeltine. With a loss in the morning session, Lefty now has 20 losses in his Ryder Cup career, tying Jim Furyk for the most in U.S. history. Another today or tomorrow would give him the U.S. "record.'' The most losses by any player is 21, held by Neil Coles and Christy O'Connor both of whom played for the Great Britain & Ireland side prior to continental Europe joining the Ryder Cup.