Phil Mickelson's U.S.Open title hopes have to be put on hold as the legendary golfer has revealed to the New York Times he will be skip his second major of 2017 to attend his daughter Amanda's high school graduation.
"As I look back on life, this is a moment I'll always cherish and be glad I was present," the PGA Tour legend said to the New York Times. "There's no greater joy as a parent."
The Times reports that Mickelson has already relayed his decision to withdraw from the U.S.Open to the USGA and his sponsors.
During his career, Mickelson has won five major championships, including three Masters green jackets, yet despite all of this, has has never won the U.S.Open.The golfer has played in the event every year since 1993 and has finished second on six occasions, the most in history.
Phil Mickelson started a long and painful U.S.Open career as an amateur in 1990.His first top 10 came in 1995 at Shinnecock Hills, when he finished fourth.Photo by Jacqueline Duvoisin
Golfer Phil Mickelson by Corn Farmer