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rolltide32
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Phil Mickelson may have played in his final USGA Event
In his Pebble Beach press conference he said he would refuse a special exemption should he not qualify for the US Open. Has no interest in a sympathy spot.

Said he expects to qualify and if he doesn't then he doesn't deserve to be there.

Also said he has no interest in playing the US Senior Open and winning it wouldn't mean anything to him.

He's currently ranked 72nd in the World up from 86th after finishing 3rd in Saudi Arabia. He has to be in the top 60 either the week after the PGA or the week of the US Open to qualify. The only other options to qualify are to win The Masters, PGA, or Players.


nobigdeal69
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re: Phil Mickelson may have played in his final USGA Event
I respect that.

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Also said he has no interest in playing the US Senior Open and winning it wouldn't mean anything to him.


Ouch. Probably didn't need to say that.


CoachChappy
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re: Phil Mickelson may have played in his final USGA Event
Good for Phil! Take it like a man


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KillTheGophers
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re: Phil Mickelson may have played in his final USGA Event
Respect for him.


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medtiger
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re: Phil Mickelson may have played in his final USGA Event
I assume he's not going to go through sectional qualifying either?


rolltide32
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re: Phil Mickelson may have played in his final USGA Event
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I assume he's not going to go through sectional qualifying either?


Didn't say one way or the other what he would do if it came to that. Seemed pretty confident he won't have to.


The Johnny Lawrence
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re: Phil Mickelson may have played in his final USGA Event
I could see him going through sectional. It is the most democratic tournament. OWGR is only one way of qualifying. Going through sectional isn't taking charity.


Janky
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re: Phil Mickelson may have played in his final USGA Event
Why doesn't he just win the Masters?


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CBandits82
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re: Phil Mickelson may have played in his final USGA Event
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Also said he has no interest in playing the US Senior Open and winning it wouldn't mean anything to him.


what a shitty comment, why even mention this?


Eric Stratton
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re: Phil Mickelson may have played in his final USGA Event
Much respect for Phil


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elprez00
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re: Phil Mickelson may have played in his final USGA Event
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Also said he has no interest in playing the US Senior Open and winning it wouldn't mean anything to him.


what a shitty comment, why even mention this?

I take it as Phil, soon to be 50, feels he can still compete at a high level on the regular tour and lapping the field at a senior tour event would be a cop out on his part.


The Johnny Lawrence
Member since Sep 2016
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re: Phil Mickelson may have played in his final USGA Event
I get his point. With his career, I'd be perturbed if my first US Open win was a Sr US Open. It's like breaking 80 or par for the first time playing from the ladies tees or making a hole in one on a mulligan. It'd be cool, but it wouldn't mean nearly as much as the real thing. And it could torment you, I guess.


elprez00
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re: Phil Mickelson may have played in his final USGA Event
I respect him for owning it.


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SamtheSham
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re: Phil Mickelson may have played in his final USGA Event
It would definitely be like winning the consolation bracket.


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nobigdeal69
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re: Phil Mickelson may have played in his final USGA Event
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I take it as Phil, soon to be 50, feels he can still compete at a high level on the regular tour and lapping the field at a senior tour event would be a cop out on his part.


I get that, but that championship means a lot. He shouldn’t say it’s beneath him. He should’ve just said that he feels like he can still compete on the PGA Tour and left it at that.


TT9
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re: Phil Mickelson may have played in his final USGA Event
Phil isn't the most humble golfer ya know.


MikeD
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re: Phil Mickelson may have played in his final USGA Event
This is a dig at the USGA feels like. Take this with his comments that they are the only professional sports that are governed by an amateur body and it feels like an FU to USGA.


AlxTgr
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re: Phil Mickelson may have played in his final USGA Event
If he eventually warms up to the Champions later in life, he will change his mind.


TT9
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re: Phil Mickelson may have played in his final USGA Event
I hope he does but he's a prideful sob.


datFNpinto
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re: Phil Mickelson may have played in his final USGA Event
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he's a prideful sob.


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