Saturday, July 11, 2009

Phil Mickelson Confirms Absence at Next Week's British Open

Yesterday, Phil Mickelson confirmed on his official website, that he will not be playing at the 2009 British Open in Turnberry.

Lefty Says: "As a professional golfer, competing in major championships, and winning then, is my main objective. But I've always said family is my number one priority. For that reason I won't be playing the British Open at Turnberry next week."

Phil will surely be missed next week but I applaud him for his decision to be with his family during this trying time as his wife and mother battle cancer. With Lefty dropping out of the tournament, first alternate Ben Crane will get a chance to play next week.

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