Together with his current becoming a member of within the controversial LIV Golf Sequence , six-time Main champion Phil Mickelson‘s future on the U.S. Open — amongst different PGA Tour occasions — is unclear. Whereas he was nonetheless capable of compete at this yr’s occasion, the efficiency was one to neglect for “Lefty.”
Regardless of incomes six majors over time, Mickelson stays one U.S. Open crown away from a profession Grand Slam. He has gained three Masters, two PGA Championships and one Open Championship.
Although he improved from Thursday’s 8-over-78 to Friday’s 3-over-73, Mickelson dug himself a gap he could not get out of. The lately turned 52-year-old was tied for 143rd amongst 156 gamers when he completed his spherical on Friday.
“I loved the week. I simply wished I might performed higher,” Mickelson mentioned, per ESPN’s Mark Schlabach. “It was spectacular to come back again to such a historic course, and I believed the setup was exceptional and simply actually showcased what a particular place this was.”
Mickelson plans to play within the first LIV Golf occasion within the U.S., set for June 30 to July 2 at Pumpkin Ridge in Portland, Ore. The league is funded by Saudi Arabia’s Public Funding Fund and has drawn criticism from hosts of PGA Tour members.
Based on Schlabach, Mickelson obtained a “heat” reception from spectators at this week’s main.
“The followers right here have all the time been terrific, they usually actually assist all sports activities,” Mickelson mentioned. “I adore it after we deliver golf right here as a result of they actually create a particular ambiance.”