Mickelson Apologizes For Antics At U.S. Open

After doubling down on his actions on Saturday at the U.S. Open as simply using the rules to his advantage and refusing to talk to the media following a Sunday 69, Phil Mickelson released an apology on Wednesday in which he admitted to being “embarrassed and disappointed” by his actions. 

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Sending the statement to a handful of media outlets, Mickelson apologized for what amounted to be a two-stroke penalty for hitting a moving ball on the 13th green at Shinnecock Hills during the third round.


“I know this should’ve come sooner, but it’s taken me a few days to calm down. My anger and frustration got the best of me last weekend. I’m embarrassed and disappointed by my actions. It was clearly not my finest moment and I’m sorry.”

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The apology comes after four days of second-guessing both Mickelson and the USGA by players, caddies, media and fans. 

Mickelson is not expected to play on the PGA Tour again until The Greenbrier Classic in two weeks.