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Mickelson withdraws from post-U.S. Open event

6/18/2007 - Golf Phil Mickelson

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.