Phil Mickelson Takes a Leave from PGA Tour

May 20, 2009

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Phil Mickelson is taking an indefinite leave from the PGA tour following his wife Amy’s diagnosis of breast cancer.  He will not participate in this week’s Byron Nelson Championship.  No timetable has been set for his return, although one would think his wife would insist that he participate in the U.S. Open scheduled for June 18th-21th.
My thoughts and prayers are with the Mickelsons.  For more on this story, check out the ESPN article.
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13 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Tammy Dobbs
    May 21st, 2009 at 8:29 am #

    One would only think that she would insist if one was a MAN! Dummy.

  2. LestersLegends
    May 21st, 2009 at 8:35 am #

    Golf has become both of their lives. I just don’t think she would want him to miss one of the biggest events because of her. He’d be willing to miss it, and I would totally understand if he missed it, but I think she would want him to play. That’s just my opinion, no need for name calling.

  3. PennySue
    May 21st, 2009 at 8:39 am #

    I have total respect and admiration for Phil Mickelson. To choose to stand by his wife and be there for her is great. Shows the world is not all about winning and money.

  4. Bob
    May 21st, 2009 at 2:54 pm #

    Would you expwct anything else from a husband????

  5. LestersLegends
    May 21st, 2009 at 2:56 pm #

    No, he’s totally doing the right thing.

  6. LestersLegends
    May 26th, 2009 at 12:28 pm #

    Same here Penny

  7. LestersLegends
    June 2nd, 2009 at 10:00 am #

    Sounds like he’s going to play in the Open as I suspected. It also sounds like they caught it early, which is great.

  8. Phil Mickelson to Compete in U.S. Open | 1800blogger
    June 2nd, 2009 at 3:41 pm #

    [...] I suspected when Phil and Amy first went public with her breast cancer, Phil Mickelson will play in next [...]

  9. Honker
    June 8th, 2009 at 5:02 pm #

    Phil and Amy,
    I’ve had skin cancer and my wife had breast cancer. There is so much they can do these days. We did all the treatments and for now everything looks good.
    We appreciate that you have a great family. Sadly, that’s not the norm in our country. We pray for you. We had so many friends and family that prayed for us. Prayer works! God Bless

  10. Anonymous
    June 8th, 2009 at 5:11 pm #

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  11. LestersLegends
    June 8th, 2009 at 5:54 pm #

    I’m happy that everything looks good with you and your wife. Thanks for stopping by and sharing.

  12. Sympathetic
    June 14th, 2009 at 3:55 pm #

    Amy, I wish you the best. I am a nine year survivor of breast cancer. I had a tough fight which included chemo, radiation, mastectomy and autolougous stem-cell transplant at Duke University, but I am healthy and enjoying life. You are in my prayers, and I wish a healthy outcome. God bless.

  13. LestersLegends
    June 14th, 2009 at 4:02 pm #

    Sorry to hear you went through all of that Sympathetic, but I’m glad you’re doing so well. Thanks for sharing.

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