When the U.S. Open tees off today, the field will be missing one of the world’s best golfers. Phil Mickelson has chosen not to play golf this weekend but to rather attend his daughter’s private school graduation. Here is what people are saying about the lefty’s decision.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 15, 2017
— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) June 15, 2017
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) June 15, 2017
Should the private school -- 90 kids graduating -- Phil Mickelson's daughter attends have moved graduation so he can play in the US Open?
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) June 15, 2017
It sure was nice of Phil Mickelson's daughter's school to not schedule graduation during the FedEx St. Jude Classic.
— Jason Sobel (@JasonSobelESPN) June 11, 2017
"This is a moment I'll always cherish."
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) June 15, 2017
— ToeTagginTambo (@ToeTagginTambo) June 15, 2017
If you're wondering how he withdrew, Phil Mickelson simply texted Mike Davis this morning and informed him that he wouldn't be here.
— Jason Sobel (@JasonSobelESPN) June 15, 2017
Bummed that Phil Mickelson withdrew, but not surprised—by far the kindest and most genuine golfer and a true family man
— Shana Wachowski (@slyons330) June 15, 2017
— ©hris ®oss (@CRozay412) June 15, 2017
Father of the Year! Years from now no one is going to remember that Phil Mickelson missed the U.S. Open but his daughter will always remember that he was there for her graduation. I can tell you by experience that this means more to a kid than anything else. More than anything I ever received from my parents, the one thing I remember is how my father was always there for me and still is to this day. Someday when I'm a father I can only hope that I can do the same for my kids. This should be the norm and not an anomaly. Thank you Phil Mickelson for setting an example to all the fathers out there on what is truly important. And set aside his own agenda to do this on Father's Day weekend, where he should be the one appreciated and recognized, makes it even better.