“Barring something unforeseen, I won’t be there,” he said after shooting an even-par 72 Saturday in the third round of the Memorial tournament, where he is tied for 19th.
Mickelson said he would not travel to Wisconsin for practice rounds in the days before the tournament because of a full schedule of commitments at home.
“As I look back on life, this is a moment I’ll always cherish and be glad I was present,” said Mickelson, who will turn 47 on the day of the graduation.
His wife, Amy, said she was proud of him.
“Phil desperately, desperately wants to win the U.S. Open,” she said in a telephone interview from California,…