Why Phil Mickelson’s Reason for Skipping the U.S. Open Left Me Impressed

I’m a casual golf fan, but I have always liked Phil Mickelson. I like “Lefty,” as he is affectionately known, because he is an extreme risk taker and plays all out on almost every hole. That’s why I was initially disappointed to learn he had pulled out from the U.S. Open. But when I found out his reason for withdrawing, it made me an even bigger fan. Via CBS Sports: Lefty has officially withdrawn from the event at Erin Hills, and it marks the first time since 1993 he will miss this tournament. He had played in 23 consecutive U.S. Opens. Mickelson is