Mickelson's Wife Diagnosed With Cancer

He pulls out of 2 tournaments
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted May 20, 2009 1:10 PM CDT
Phil Mickelson faces a wave of autograph seekers after finishing the third round of The Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass in Florida earlier this month.   (AP Photo/Phil Coale)
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(Newser) – Phil Mickelson has left the PGA Tour after learning that his wife, Amy, has breast cancer. She's scheduled for major surgery within 2 weeks, Bloomberg reports. The No. 2 golfer in the world had been scheduled to start play in the Byron Nelson Championship tomorrow in Irving, Texas, and defend his title at the Colonial next week. The couple has been married since 1996 and has three young children.