By now you all know about Amy Mickelson’s breast cancer diagnosis. Phil has put the rest of the 2009 season on hold while his wife undergoes treatment. Unfortunately, it was just announced today that Phil’s mother, Mary, was also diagnosed with breast cancer and will undergo surgery on Friday.
Mickelson’s sister, Tina, told the newspaper she wanted to make her mother’s condition know so she could receive the same outpouring of support and prayers that meant so much to Amy Mickelson.
Mickelson said at the U.S. Open that it was “highly unlikely” he would play the British Open, and said his schedule the rest of the year depended on his wife’s battle with cancer. With the news of his mother’s diagnosis, it’s even more unlikely that we’ll see Phil at The Open.
Thoughts are with the Mickelson family. We have all the faith in the world that Amy & Mary will pull through this just fine.