statement issued on his official website a few days ago Phil Mickelson said that both his wife Amy and his mother Mary are seeing encouraging results in their fight against breast cancer.
The Mickelson family spent the past week in Houston where Phil’s mother Mary had surgery on July 15. Just like her mother-in-law, Amy Mickelson is being treated at MD Anderson Cancer Center and is obviously doing much better: “The best news is that the cancer has not spread to the lymph nodes, which improves our chances of beating this in the short and long term”, Phil wrote.
Despite the good news nothing is certain with respect to Phil’s return to professional golf. He last teed it up in the US Open in late June when he finished in a tie for second place. During an event in New Jersey Mickelson said that he might compete in the The Barclays at Liberty National Golf Club at the end of August. If he would return to the PGA Tour for that tournament it would mean that he would miss the PGA Championship, the last major of the 2009 season. It will be played at Hazeltine National Golf Club from August 13 – 16.