Let's please look at this with a rational head before the "Family over Everything" Dom Toretto bots come crawling out of the dark and slimy corners of Twitter at the slightest notion of insensitivity.
Phil Mickelson just sort of didn't want to go to the US Open. That's the opinion of Jason Smith, and his explanation is quite simple.
We've all just wanted to skip something before without explaining why. It doesn't make us bad people. There is a stupid event planned tomorrow night that I'm already not feeling up to. So you just tell someone you have a prior scheduling conflict and bail. This is a high school graduation for a private school that his daughter attends that has been on the schedule for a veeery long time. If he wants to make it a special moment, and that would be totally understandable, he is successfully doing so by provoking an article and a rant like this. She should feel very special.
That doesn't mean he also didn't really feel up to this. Jason Smith explains:
Emmy-award winning producer and NFL Network host Jason Smith brings his extensive experience in Sports Talk entertainment to late nights on FOX Sports Radio, providing analysis on the day in sports and updates on the games in play, while engaging in entertaining conversations with listeners to close out the day and prepare for tomorrow.
About The Host
Emmy-award winning producer and NFL Network host Jason Smith has returned home to FOX Sports Radio, where he began his broadcasting career in 2000. Hosting FOX Sports Tonight, weekdays from 10 p.m. – 2 a.m. ET/7 p.m. – 11 p.m. PT, he brings his extensive experience in Sports Talk entertainment to late nights on FOX Sports Radio as he provides analysis on the day in sports and updates on the games in play, while engaging in entertaining conversations with listeners.
Smith is also the host of NFL Fantasy Live on the NFL Network during football season. He previously hosted a variety of programs for ESPN Television and Radio, including the weekly nationally-syndicated All-Night, heard in over more than 500 markets in the United States. Smith won an Emmy-award in production working on SportsCenter before making the transition behind the microphone.
A native of Staten Island, New York, Smith is a graduate of Syracuse University where he earned a B.A. in English. He loves his wife, daughter and the New York Jets (not necessarily in that order).