Mickelson plans to skip U.S. Open for graduation

Jun 04, 2017, 05:33
Mickelson plans to skip U.S. Open for graduation

The soon-to-be 47-year-old victor of five major titles is skipping this month's U.S. Open at Erin Hills in Wisconsin in order to attend his daughter's high school graduation.

His last tournament victory came at The British Open four years ago, although he remains inside the top 25 of the world golf rankings.

Mickelson has not officially withdrawn yet but it would take an unforeseen change of scheduling to get him to change his mind.

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Mickelson said Amanda will be attending Brown University ("She's a smart little s--", he said). She'll be giving the commencement speech for the school and I'm going to be there,"Mickelson told reporters after the third round of the Memorial tournament in Dublin, Ohio".

A report in the New York Times quoted Mickelson as saying: "As I look back on life, this is a moment I'll always cherish and be glad I was present".

Mickelson said he had notified the US Golf Association of his decision well in advance so that the organising body as well as his replacement would not be caught off guard.

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Golfer Phil Mickelson has completed three legs of the career Grand Slam, but his quest to finish it off will have to wait another year. But it doesn't look good for me playing.

"Yeah, I go back and every year at the U.S. Open, I think back about that '99 Open, " Mickelson said. The first round is June 15th, the same day as Amanda Mickelson's graduation from Pacific Ridge School in Carlsbad, California.

Though, Mickelson's decision to skip the U.S. Open should be applauded.

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This is the same daughter who almost caused Mickelson to miss the 1999 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2, where he carried a beeper with him and pledged to leave in the middle of the tournament even if he were leading.

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