Mickelson Withdraws from Travelers


Travelers ChampionshipCROMWELL, Conn. -- Phil Mickelson withdrew from this week's Travelers Championship to rest his inflamed left wrist that he injured while preparing for the U.S. Open, a spokesman for his management company said Monday.
Mickelson, who injured his wrist while chipping from rough at Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club on Memorial Day weekend, has been told not to play golf for at least two weeks, according to T.R. Reinman, a spokesman for the sports management company that represents him. Reinman said he is not sure when Mickelson will play next.
'He'll continue his therapy. He'll continue to be monitored by his specialist, and there will be a determination after that,' Reinman 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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