Phil Mickelson withdrew from the Memorial citing mental fatigue due to playing a busy tournament schedule and vacationing in Europe. Is being fatigued a legitimate reason to withdraw from a tournament?
jhamlin121: "Sure wish I could show up Monday morning, underperform at work, and just say, "I think I'm mentally fatigued. I'm going home for the week to rest up.""
Left Coast Packman: "Can anyone else recall a case where someone has withdrawn from a tournament simply because they weren't playing well? I can't but I've only been following the sport for forty years."
39Long: "Shame on Phil. And this coming from a fan of his. He should have played out Friday and missed the cut. It's not like one more day would have killed him.
Better yet, he shouldn't have played at all. He basically took away a chance for an alternate player to get a chance to play."
El Duderino425: "One more day of playing in the tournamnent would really make that big of a difference in his preparation for the US Open? Not a class move, especially at Jacks tourny."
thehancheck: "its a smart decision, with the US Open so close, he doesnt want to get into bad habits. If he tried to make the cut or be relevant, he would have to play out of his mind tomorrow. To do that he would have to recklessly attack the course and it could mess up his mindset for the next, way more important, US Open."