Mickelson withdraws from post-U.S. Open event

Updated: June 18, 2007, 7:33 PM ET
Associated Press

CROMWELL, Conn. -- Phil Mickelson withdrew from this week's Travelers Championship because of his injured left wrist, a spokesman for his management company said Monday.

Phil Mickelson

Mickelson

Mickelson injured his wrist while chipping from rough at the Oakmont Country Club during Memorial Day weekend. He has been told not to play golf for at least two weeks, according to spokesman T.R. Reinman, who said he wasn't sure when Mickelson would play next.

"He'll continue his therapy. He'll continue to be monitored by his specialist, and there will be a determination after that," he said.

Mickelson failed to make the cut at last week's U.S. Open, ending a streak of 30 consecutive majors in which he made the cut. The inflammation hurt so badly that he didn't play a full practice round before teeing off Thursday.

Travelers tournament director Nathan Grube said he hoped Mickelson, who won the tournament in 2001 and 2002 when it was the Greater Hartford Open, would return next year.

"I feel bad for him because he wanted to come, he wanted to come back. He plays well on this course," Grube said.

The opening round of the tournament starts Thursday and continues through Sunday at the TPC at River Highlands.


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