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Phil Mickelson officially withdraws from U.S. Open

Former 6-time runner-up has family commitment
Phil Mickelson officially withdraws from U.S. Open
Posted at 7:42 AM, Jun 15, 2017

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.

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.