Phil Mickelson to withdraw from US Open to attend

It was a difficult day for Johnson who carded six-over par round of 78 for round one

Five-time major victor Phil Mickelson will miss the US Open later this month to attend daughter Amanda's graduation.

Karen Crouse of the New York Times passed along comments Mickelson made about the family-first approach before playing the third round of the Memorial Tournament.

The US Open is set to begin on June 15th, the same day that Mickelson's daughter Amanda is making her graduation from Pacific Ridge School in California.

Mickelson has not officially withdrawn yet but it would take an unforeseen change of scheduling to get him to change his mind. Amanda, who will attend Brown University in the fall, is the class president and commencement speaker.

The US Open is the only major championship he has not won, but he told the newspaper: "As I look back on life, this is a moment I'll always cherish and be glad I was present".

"I wanted to make sure they had enough notice to accommodate it, " said Mickelson, who said he called United States Golf Association executive director Mike Davis to inform him.

That was the first of his record six runner-up finishes at the U.S. Open.

"There's no sense in withdrawing today but I want the alternate to know", Mickelson said, still holding out a glimmer of hope he will be able to play.

He turns 47 this month and believes he'll have more chances.

Phil Mickelson has signalled his intention to miss the US Open to attend his daughter's graduation.

Mickelson has not missed the U.S. Open since his first full season as a pro in 1993.

Mickelson has appeared in every U.S. Open that he's been eligible for since he joined the PGA Tour in 1994. You just need to be there.

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