Phil Mickelson halts season after wife Amy is diagnosed with breast cancer

May 20, 2009

(ChattahBox) — Phil Mickelson has suspended his season indefinitely after his wife, Amy, was diagnosed with breast cancer.

According to a release from Mickelson’s management company, his wife was to have more tests and begin treatment with major surgery as early as the next two weeks.

The couple married in 1996 and have three children, aged nine, seven and six.

Mickelson, the No. 2 player in the world and a three-time major champion with 36 career PGA Tour victories, was scheduled to play the Byron Nelson Championship this week.

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