Phil Mickelson is known as a risk taker on the golf course, but he’s proving to be more conservative when it comes to business decisions off the course.

Mickelson announced plans to be part of a group that purchased the San Diego Padres for $800 million this summer, but he said on Tuesday night at an event at Torrey Pines that he has withdrawn interest in purchasing his hometown baseball team.

“I think to be involved with the Padres you have to be fully committed to the long term,” Mickelson said. “I’ve been born and raised here, but at this moment I’m not able to make that kind of long-term commitment to the city and to the team.”

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