Mickelson Calls it Quits for 2006


As the PGA's Grand Slam of Golf draws nearer, world number two Phil Mickelson has chosen not to play. After qualifying by winning the Masters (the event is between the year's major champions), Mickelson has decided to shut down his 2006 season. Mickelson has skipped season ending events in the past, choosing instead to spend time with his family. Mickelson has had difficulty in most of the events he has played since facing a major meltdown with the U.S. Open in his hands. Mickelson's spot would go to second alternate Ernie Els, but Els decided not to play, so former Masters champion Mike Weir will play. The final lineup will be Tiger Woods (British, PGA), Geoff Ogilvy (U.S. Open), Mike Weir (3rd alternate, playing instead of Mickelson), and Jim Furyk (1st alternate, qualfied via Tiger's two major championships in '06).

The Grand Slam will be played November 21st and 22nd at Poipu Bay in Hawaii.

1 Response to "Mickelson Calls it Quits for 2006"

  1. d.b. says:

    Sounds like Mickelson is afaid to play Tiger this year, what a wussy. I doubt he'll ever win another regular tournament again. Have another cheeseburger Phil

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