Golfer Phil Mickelson displays his family values

Published: Wednesday, June 19 2013 2:10 p.m. MDT

Phil Mickelson hits a ball from the bunker on the second hole during the final day of the U.S. Open golf tournament on Sunday, June 16, 2013, at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa.

Matt Smith, Associated Press

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Phil Mickelson loves his daughter.

The professional golfer recently flew home to watch his daughter graduate from middle school before taking a red-eye flight to Philadelphia, arriving in time to make his 7:11 a.m. tee time in the first round of the U.S. Open.

“She told me … ‘Stay, it’s the U.S. Open. I know how much you care about it,’ ” Mickelson told the Courier-Post. “And I told her that I don’t want to miss her speech. I don’t want to miss her graduation. She spent nine years at that school. And she has worked very hard, and I’m very proud of her.”

Read more about Mickelson's emphasis on family on the Courier-Post.

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