Let’s say for a moment, you are one of the best golfers in the world.

Now imagine that you have an opportunity to win the one major tournament you have been waiting to win. This tournament has been your professional desire. It is this tournament where you have a record six runners up finishes, but this year you have a good chance of winning. But there is a problem.

The day of the tournament, your daughter has a high school graduation.

What would you choose?

Phil Mickelson faced this problem in 2017. June 15th was drawing closer and he had to make a choice. He had been runner-up six times at the U.S. Open. In 2017 Phil Mickelson had a great opportunity to win the U.S. Open, but at the same time of the tournament, his daughter would give the commencement speech at the senior class president.

What would you choose?

Would you choose the chance of winning, or a family event?

Mr. Mickelson withdrew from the tournament and Robert Diaz would take his place. Two weeks before the U.S. Open, Phil Mickelson spoke about the scheduling conflict and offered these comments,

“It’s a tournament that I want to win the most, the only way to win is if you play and have a chance. But this is one of those moments where you look back on life and you just don’t want to miss it. I’ll be really glad that I was there and present.”

Life comes with hard decisions. Phil Mickelson choose family over profession.

Would you do the same?

As fathers, our children are watching our every move.

Just a thought,

 

 


Source: https://www.espn.com/golf/usopen17/story/_/id/19641956/phil-mickelson-officially-withdraws-2017-us-open

 

 

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