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Every Mickelson and golf fan can take a deep breath now as our champions chances of playing at the
to attend his daughter Amanda’s graduation. But according to the newly updated turn of events at the
Erin Hills, it looks quite evident that Mickelson can attend his daughter’s graduation and still make it
to the course for the delayed tee-off time for playing in the U.S. Open.
The USGA has set up Mickelson’s tee time with veteran’s Steve Stricker and Stewart Cink
at 2.20pm next Thursday a very late start for the day, when the first golfer hits it at 6.45 am
and what can help more is if it rains on the day, giving us more time to watch Mickelson make it.
Let’s give a closer look how it all can be possible:
- Mickelson will attend his graduation, which is scheduled at 10 am, a two hours difference with Milwaukee
Making it 12 pm at Wisconsin, where the tournament is
2. He catches a plane 1.5 hours later
Golf Digest’s has mentioned that Mickelson’s Plan is to takeoff from a private airport nearby Carlsbad.
3. Rain is the major factor is this calculation
This is the most needed part and golf fans will be praying to the golf gods to make this possible as
we do need to see him play at the Open. Flight from Carlsbad to Wisconsin takes three hours and
45 minutes. With the forecast being only 10% chances of rain, we seriously need to pray and people please
4. He lands and directly hits the course without warmup
This fourth step is incomplete without the third being possible so if it does happen, he will need to directly
reach the course without a single minute of warm up.
All of this is unlikely, of course, but Mickelson is still holding out hope. From Golf Digest:
“I’m looking forward to seeing Amanda graduation and watching her make her speech,” Mickelson said. “But I can still make it. You never know. I think it’s possible.”
Should he make the trip but not make the tee time, Mickelson joked he would be watching the Open or maybe even making a TV cameo.
“Maybe I’ll fly up and be on Golf Channel,” he joked. “I can tell everybody how to finish second.”