Priority No. 1 for Phil Mickelson - Golf Digest

Phil Mickelson withdrew from the US Open last weekend in order to attend his daughter’s high school graduation, continuing his career-long commitment to put family first.

Why it's inspirational: The five-time golf Major Championship winner has never won the coveted US Open title, finishing second on six occasions. “It’s the tournament I want to win the most, but this is one of those moments where you look back on life and you just don’t want to miss it.” Just like Jack Nicklaus, who said he could have “worked harder” and won more majors but his family was always first priority, Mickelson reminds us dads that there will always be more work to do, but our kids are only with us a little while. So, if forced to choose between family and work, go home. Because, like Tiger Woods, you can be the GOAT, but if you lose your family, does it really even matter?

That's class, that's inspiring.


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