As I sit here and stream the U.S. Open on my computer at work, I can’t help but notice how bad Phil Mickelson physically looks on the course right now. To me, he really does look tired and worn out. I could be totally wrong and it could be the tough course and conditions that are wearing him down—6-over through 17 holes can do that to you – but I think about his past health issues and wonder if that has anything to do with his withdrawal two weeks ago at The Memorial and his poor play.
Phil has never been one to make excuses and he normally doesn’t share things about his health until after weeks or months later. I really hate to speculate about all of this but I just can’t help but wonder if everything is alright in his life.
As he tees it up on the short par-4 7th right now and hits it behind a tree, the camera pans on his face and he just looks drained. I hope there is really nothing wrong with his health, I would hate to see him playing less into the future – especially with Tiger looking better and better each round and on the cusp of another multi-year run.