OAKMONT, Pa. — On the eve of the 116th U.S. Open, Phil Mickelson returned to Oakmont Country Club after a two-day, cross-country trek back home to California to see his daughter graduate from eighth grade.
That's the Phil Mickelson golf fans have fallen in love with over the last two decades: the expecting father losing the U.S. Open by a stroke the day before his first child was born; the doting husband to his cancer-stricken wife; and the dutiful father of three who not once but twice has skipped out of practice rounds for the U.S. Open to attend a child's eighth-grade graduation.
He's a good guy … a good guy who, if the PGA Tour were following its own rules, wouldn't be playing in any PGA Tour event this year or next.
On Page 147 of the PGA Tour Player Handbook, in the Conduct of Players section, there is a list of things players shall not do. No. 3 on that list, all of which are "subject to a suspension from tournament play for a minimum of Read More »from Tour giving Phil Mickelson special treatment when it should suspend him