Phil Mickelson is yet to win the U.S. Open, the only major tournament that he has not been able to come out victorious during what will one day be a Hall of Fame career.
Lefty will not break that long streak of failures this season in Wisconsin. The veteran golfer announced on Saturday that he will skip this year’s U.S. Open, instead opting to attend his daughter’s high school graduation.
“As I look back on life, this is a moment I’ll always cherish and be glad I was present,” Mickelson said, via the NY Times. “There’s no greater joy as a parent.”
The 46-year-old pro has finished in the top 10 just twice in 13 events thus far this season. He finished 22nd in the 2017 Masters back in April and simply has not been the dominant golfer we saw in the past.
Though, Mickelson’s decision to skip the U.S. Open should be applauded. After dealing with multiple injuries in the past, Lefty has decided family over golf. We can’t blame him for that.