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Phil Mickelson will skip US Open to attend graduation of daughter

04 June 2017

Phil Mickelson will miss the US Open to attend his daughter's graduation.

Mickelson is now putting the final touches on his third round at the Memorial Tournament, hovering just inside the top 25, and he's also set to play in next week's FedEx St. Jude Classic in Memphis, Tennessee.

The first round of the U.S. Open at Erin Hills in Wisconsin will be on Thursday, June 15, while Amanda's graduation ceremony is in southern California that same morning.

Mickelson said Amanda will be attending Brown University ("She's a smart little s--", he said).

Phil Mickelson watches his shot on the second hole during the third round of the Memorial golf tournament, Saturday, June 3, 2017, in Dublin, Ohio.

"I could BS you and tell you I don't think about it", Mickelson said.

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The US Open is the last major title that Mickelson needs to win in order to be the sixth man to win a career Grand Slam.

"I don't know what will happen, but it doesn't look very good". This also makes his decision to return to the DEAN & DELUCA make more sense, as he's previously skipped the event to avoid playing three straight weeks before the U.S. Open. "It wasn't really something that we discussed, because it really wasn't much of a decision".

"Yeah, I go back and every year at the U.S. Open, I think back about that '99 Open, " Mickelson said.

Mickelson and his wife, Amy, had faced similar conflicts before The US Open at Pinehurst in 1999 bumped up against the due date of the couple's first child.

"Back of your head, you're like, maybe something will change, maybe something will change, but nothing is really change, so here we are, " Mickelson said.

Phil Mickelson will skip US Open to attend graduation of daughter