PHIL MICKELSON IS SKIPPING THE UPCOMING U.S. OPEN
Nope. He won't be there.
And you know what? It’s going to be okay.
Shame on you for bad-mouthing Phil Mickelson for choosing, what I’m sure was not a snap decision, to skip the upcoming U.S. Open at Erin Hills to attend his daughter’s high school commencement.
It’s not just any old commencement, either. She’s presenting a speech to her fellow graduates.
He’s supposed to miss a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for … ANOTHER golf tournament?
I know. I can hear you, lunatic golf fans.
“BUT IT’S A MAJOR!”
“HE’S NEVER WON A U.S. OPEN!”
“DOES HE EVEN CARE?”
Apparently, not as much as you do. He even told the Golf Channel it "wasn't a hard decision".
"I love the (U.S.) Open, but this is a special moment for us," Mickelson said. "I mean, my daughter's speaking, she's giving the speech there at graduation. It's just one of those things, you need to be there. So it wasn't a hard decision at all."
Some dopes out there had the audacity to start at online petition to get Phil’s daughter’s school to change the date and time of the commencement ceremonies so they (selfishly) could watch Lefty hit a few 7-irons around Erin Hills. He’s played in two-decades worth of U.S. Opens. You can’t give him one year off?
Yes, I love watching Phil, too. He’s one of the game’s most iconic characters, recognizable faces and easy-to-cheer-for players. But, come on…
Let the man be with his family. It’s the right decision, by the way.
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