BY CHRISTINE VALDEZ
Too much golf may have gotten to Phil Mickelson.
Mickelson withdrew from the Memorial Tournament on Thursday for mental fatigue, according to the Akron Beacon Journal. Mickelson’s reasons to withdraw not only included fatigue but also his wife’s 40th birthday. He had just completed the 79th round of the tournament.
Mickelson had been competing in several tournaments over the past few weeks. Within three weeks Mickelson competed in the Wells Fargo, the Players Championship, and the Byron Nelson.
Mickelson intends to compete in the U.S Open in San Francisco on June 14-17. He wants to clear his mind and get his game in order for the tournament. This is the first time he has withdrawn from a tournament without an injury.
“I feel like it’s the responsibility of a player to see through your commitment and finish the tournament,” said Mickelson to the Akron Beacon Journal. “I’m kind of overruling that just a touch because I’m trying to think big picture on what’s the best way for me to get ready for the Open.”