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Phil Mickelson eyes bigger picture

Updated: June 2, 2012, 12:18 AM ET
By Bob Harig | ESPN.com

DUBLIN, Ohio -- It is not uncommon for players to withdraw from a golf tournament after shooting a poor score, but they don't typically admit that is the reason.

Phil Mickelson did Thursday after shooting a 7-over 79 at the Memorial Tournament, saying he was fatigued after a busy tournament schedule and then a vacation to Europe.

"The course here is in such great shape. It's a beautiful way to get ready for the U.S. Open," Mickelson said. "But I'm hitting it so poorly that I ...

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