Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Amy Mickelson diagnosed with 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.

Having been in Phil’s position before all I can say is he needs to try to stay positive and confident that together they will beat this disease. I am not sure what Amy’s complete diagnoses is at this time, but sounds like there will be major surgery and that leads me to believe it will be more than a lumpectomy and that there will be chemotherapy as well. I will miss seeing Phil on the golf course, but I totally understand where he is coming from, family is first! Amy is going to need his support more than ever and he is making the right decision to suspend his play for a while. Our thoughts and prayers are going out to the Michelsons but we are living proof that this disease is beatable!

Good luck Amy and Phil!

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