Phil Mickelson will not be present at the U.S. Open golf competition on June 15. He will be instead with his daughter Amanda at her high school graduation. Phil had informed Mike Davis, the United States Golf Association’s executive director, on Saturday, about his decision. However, if something in program will change to decalate one of the events, he will like to be present the day of the Open’s first round at Erin Hills in Wisconsin.
Mickelson, who had not won only the U.S.Open will turn 47 on the day of the graduatio of his daughter. They are a family, he is proud to affirm. Amanda was born a day after the Open in 1999 and Phil was not with his wife. It’s time to recovery now and that supposes sacrifices to be made. “Good luck with the baby. There’s nothing greater than being a father,” the winner of the U.S. Open, in 1999, Payne Stewart, said to Mickelson. Stewart died in an airplane accident four months after. If one day Mickelson will win the United States Open golf competition he will become the sixth man to win a career Grand Slam. He is also convinced that he is prepared and has the personal value to contend for the United States Open title. His daughter Amanda is not any girl: she was captain of her tennis, basketball and lacrosse teams and served as the student body president. She will be a student in Egyptology at the Brown University.