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Phil Mickelson One Of 5 Former Or Future ASU Sun Devils In 2012 US Open

In this year's US Open that begins on Thursday, a group of Arizona State Sun Devils will be competing at the Olympic Club in San Francisco. The biggest name of the group, as always, is Phil Mickelson, who is considered to have 15:1 odds to win the Open.

But he is not the only Sun Devil in the group.

There are two other names you have heard many times -- Paul Casey and Chez Reavie. The fourth Sun Devil is in the Open for the first time. That would be Jesse Mueller, who also golfed locally for Mesa Red Mountain High School.

The fifth is not a former Sun Devil, but an incoming one. That would be amateur Alberto Sanchez, who will join the Devils in the fall. He is from Nogales, Arizona and just graduated from high school at the beginning of the month before making it through the sectional qualifying tournament in Northern California.

While Phil is the only one considered to have much of a shot at winning, but ASU does already win at one thing in the Open. They have the most golfers in the tournament. Georgia and Georgia Tech each have four representatives, but ASU leads all the school in the Open.

It doesn't count for anything, but it is at least bragging rights for something, right?

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