Although he has won six majors over the years, Mickelson remains one crown of the US Open from his Grand Slam career. He won three Masters, two PGA Championships and one Open Championship.
Although he improved from 8-over-78 on Thursday to 3-over-73 on Friday, Mickelson dug a hole he couldn’t get out of. The recently 52-year-old was tied for 143rd place among 156 players when he finished his round on Friday.
“I enjoyed the week. I just wanted to play better,” Mickelson said. according to Mark Schlabach of ESPN. “It was spectacular to go back to such a historical course and I decided that the setting is remarkable and just shows what a special place it is.”
Mickelson plans to play in the first LIV golf event in the United States, scheduled for June 30 to July 2 at Pumpkin Ridge in Portland, Aura. The league is funded by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund and has drawn criticism from hosts of PGA Tour members.
According to Schlabach, Mickelson received a “warm” reception from viewers of this week’s major.
“The fans here have always been great and they really support all sports,” said Mickelson. “I love when we bring golf here, because they really create a special atmosphere.”