Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Mickelson's Emotional Double Bogey

Phil Mickelson will be out indefinitely once again after learning of mother Mary's breast cancer diagnosis just six weeks after wife Amy was stricken with same disease. (Photo courtesy of BBC News)

Phil Mickelson just can't catch a break, from his long journey to his first major to the debacle on the 72nd hole at Winged Foot, and that even includes his personal life.

After Lefty finished tied for second in last month's U.S. Open just weeks after his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer, Mickelson's mother fell victim to the same fate, as reported by the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Mary Mickelson was diagnosed with breast cancer just several weeks after her daughter-in-law Amy was found to have the same disease, and will undergo surgery later this week at the same hospital where Amy Mickelson underwent her procedure.

Phil has yet to address the media following his runner-up finish at Bethpage two weeks ago, but there is little doubt that he will skip next week's Open Championship at Turnberry, and his status for next month's PGA Championship, as well as the rest of the year, is uncertain.

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