Former U.S. Open runner-up Phil Mickelson officially will not be playing in the championship this weekend at Erin Hills.
Mickelson officially withdrew from the 2017 U.S. Open Championship on Thursday because of a previously scheduled family commitment, his daughter's graduation.
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Mickelson had hoped to enter the tournament if rain had delayed the start.
The first golfers hit the tees at 6:45 a.m.
Mickelson will be replaced by Roberto Diaz of Mexico.
Mickelson had played in 23 consecutive U.S. Opens and is a six-time runner-up.