Mickelson Leaves Tour to Join Wife's Cancer Battle

5/20/09 in Golf   |   burnet44   |   49 respect

Mickelson Leaves Tour to Join Wife's Cancer Battle
Amy Mickelson battling breast cancer.

By  ERIC KREINDLER

Updated 3:22 PM CDT, Wed, May 20, 2009

 

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Pro golfer Phil Mickelson will suspend his schedule to help his wife Amy battle breast cancer.

 

Phil Mickelson's wife, Amy, has been diagnosed with breast cancer, and the three-time major champion said Wednesday he will suspend his PGA Tour schedule indefinitely.

According to a release from Mickelson's management company, his wife was to have more tests but begin treatment with major surgery as early as the next two weeks.

Mickelson, the No. 2 player in the world with 36 career PGA Tour victories, was to play the Byron Nelson Championship this week before defending his title next week at Colonial.

http://www.nbcdfw.com/sports/golf_tennis/Mickelson-to-Miss-Nelson-Colonial-to-Help-Wife-Battle-Cancer.html
 

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