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Mickelsonís wife diagnosed with breast cancer
Yahoo Sports ^ | 5/20/2009 | Doug Ferguson

Posted on 05/20/2009 10:49:11 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper

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.

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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.

It was not certain if Mickelson would return in time for the U.S. Open on June 18-21 at Bethpage Black in New York, where he was a runner-up in 2002 and is beloved by golf fans in the New York area.

Amy Mickelson is among the most visible wives on the PGA Tour, a former Phoenix Suns cheerleader who regularly walks during the rounds and mingles easily with the gallery.

They met in 1992 when Mickelson was a senior at Arizona State, a year after he won his first PGA Tour event as an amateur. Amy knew nothing about golf at the time.

“I grew up in a tennis family, and when he told me he was a pro golfer, I thought he worked in the shop at a golf course,” she wrote in Mickelson’s book, “One Magical Sunday,” after he won his first major at the 2004 Masters.

They were married in 1996 and have three children: Amanda, 9, Sophia, 7, and Evan, 6. Their first child was born the day after the 1999 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2., where Mickelson carried a pager and promised to leave if his wife went into labor.

1 posted on 05/20/2009 10:49:11 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper
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To: Dixie Yooper

Sorry to hear. Prayers up for the Mickelsons.


2 posted on 05/20/2009 10:50:18 AM PDT by brownsfan (Kool aid comes in two new flavors: Hope and Change.)
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To: Dixie Yooper

How sad.. it bothers me that billions and billions of tax dollars are spent on entirely preventable diseases like AIDS when we still haven’t been able to get rid of cancer. Priorities, please.


3 posted on 05/20/2009 10:51:26 AM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Dixie Yooper

Breaking newz?

I don’t think so.


4 posted on 05/20/2009 10:51:33 AM PDT by Glenn (Free Venezuela!)
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The Bryon Nelson starts tomorrow. Phil was the highest ranked player there. He's now out.
5 posted on 05/20/2009 10:54:37 AM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: Dixie Yooper

Golfer Phil Mickelson (R) and his wife Amy watch Game 5 of their NBA Western Conference semi-final basketball playoff game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Houston Rockets in Los Angeles, May 12, 2009.

6 posted on 05/20/2009 10:59:14 AM PDT by maggief
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Breaking newz? I don’t think so.

How about "KPMG stands to loose it's investment in major sports star" ? Is that breaking newz enough for you?

7 posted on 05/20/2009 11:00:01 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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Phil, you do what you have to do. Your loyal fans are there behind you now, and, with G-d’s help, we’ll be waiting for Amy’s return (and yours) to the tour.


8 posted on 05/20/2009 11:01:35 AM PDT by ssaftler (OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Dixie Yooper
Is that breaking newz enough for you?

No.

9 posted on 05/20/2009 11:09:12 AM PDT by Glenn (Free Venezuela!)
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To: Dixie Yooper

I hate to hear this. I hope she is able to fight and overcome the struggle ahead.


10 posted on 05/20/2009 11:12:54 AM PDT by AUsome Joy
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I lost my wife to breast cancer when she was 28 - 7 months after is was discovered. That was many, many moons ago and treatment has improved since then. God speed to Amy, Phil and their kids.


11 posted on 05/20/2009 11:16:09 AM PDT by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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bookmark


12 posted on 05/20/2009 11:24:23 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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She’s so young and breast cancer in young women tends to be aggressive. Sounds like she’s going to have a mastectomy. I hope she can beat it!


13 posted on 05/20/2009 11:26:53 AM PDT by OrangeDaisy
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Prayers for her health and full and speedy recovery.


14 posted on 05/21/2009 5:40:44 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: newfreep

I am so sorry to hear that. That would be so tragic to lose someone you love so young.


15 posted on 05/21/2009 12:20:58 PM PDT by AUsome Joy
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