Mickelson withdraws from BMW Championship, citing his position in the tournament and the upcoming Ryder Cup as reasons. Mickelson is 14 strokes off the lead held by Sergio Garcia as he exits the tourney. Mickelson could face discipline by the PGA, as an injury or family issue are usually considered acceptable reasons to leave mid-tournament.
My primary goal is to rest and prepare for the Ryder Cup. Without a chance to contend at the Tour Championship, the most important thing for me now is to prepare for the Ryder Cup.