Five-time major winner Phil Mickelson has withdrawn from the US Open to attend daughter Amanda’s graduation.
The tournament is the only major the 46-year-old American has not won.
Thursday’s US Open first round at Erin Hills in Wisconsin is on the same day as the ceremony in California.
In the build-up to the tournament, Mickelson told the New York Times: “As I look back on life, this is a moment I’ll always cherish and be glad I was present.”
The three-time Masters champion was hoping rain would delay the start of Thursday’s round and allow him to be at the ceremony and then fly by private jet to Wisconsin.
However, Mickelson officially withdrew when the second major of the year got under way in perfect conditions
Mexico’s Roberto Diaz took Mickelson’s place and will tee off in a group with Stewart Cink and Steve Stricker at 14.20 local time (20:20 BST).
More to follow.