Phil Mickelson has officially withdrawn from the U.S. Open. This is the first time since 1993, where he failed to qualify, that he will miss the event.
Mickelson had held out hope that Mother Nature would cooperate and deal up a four-hour weather delay that would have allowed him to fly to Wisconsin in time to play his 2:2-pm tee time after watching his daughter graduate from high school in California, but instead the US Open began Thursday under sunny skies.
Roberto Diaz of Mexico, the next alternate, took Mickelson’s afternoon tee time. Diaz, 30, shot 65-70 at Canoe Brook County Club’s North and South Courses on June 5. He is playing in his first U.S. Open.
The U.S. Open is the only major the five-time major winner has not won.