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    Default Golfer Phil Mickelson's wife diagnosed with breast cancer

    Phil Mickelson's wife, Amy, has been diagnosed with breast cancer, and the three-time major champion said Wednesday he will suspend his PGA Tour schedule indefinitely.
    According to a release from Mickelson's management company, his wife was to have more tests but begin treatment with major surgery as early as the next two weeks.
    Mickelson, the No. 2 player in the world with 36 career PGA Tour victories, was to play the Byron Nelson Championship this week before defending his title next week at Colonial. It was not certain if he would return in time for the U.S. Open on June 18-21 at Bethpage Black, where he was the runner-up to Tiger Woods in 2002 and is beloved by golf fans in the New York area.
    "Elin and I are deeply saddened to hear the news about Amy," Woods said. "Our thoughts and prayers are with her, Phil, the children and the entire Mickelson family."
    Amy Mickelson is among the most visible wives on the PGA Tour, a former Phoenix Suns cheerleader who regularly walks during the rounds and mingles easily with the gallery.
    They met in 1992 when Mickelson was a senior at Arizona State, a year after he won his first PGA Tour event as an amateur. Amy knew nothing about golf at the time.
    "I grew up in a tennis family, and when he told me he was a pro golfer, I thought he worked in the shop at a golf course," she wrote in Mickelson's book, "One Magical Sunday," after he won his first major at the 2004 Masters.
    They were married in 1996 and have three children: Amanda, 9, Sophia, 7, and Evan, 6. Their first child was born the day after the 1999 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2., where Mickelson carried a pager and promised to leave if his wife went into labor.
    Contractions began on Sunday, but she decided not to tell Mickelson as he tried to win his first major. He lost by one stroke when Payne Stewart holed a 15-foot par putt on the final hole, and Mickelson arrived home in time for the birth.
    Sarah Strange, a breast cancer survivor and wife of former Ryder Cup captain Curtis Strange, said Amy Mickelson's ongoing personality would play a big part in her recovery.
    "She such an upbeat person, and I think she'll approach this in the same way, moving forward with confidence," Sarah Strange said. "I'm sure she's getting the best treatment they can find. An upbeat attitude plays such a key role in this, her own and those around her. I'll certainly be extending any experiences I've had, any questions she could ask me to keep upbeat.
    "She was so supportive of me being a captain's wife," she said. "In return, she will feel that support from others."
    Mickelson's wife diagnosed with breast cancer
    Hopefully, Phil's wife will be okay.

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    Sad. Wonder how old she is, just curious, not that it makes any kind of difference.

    Hope she is ok.

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    I love them, hope everything turns out ok, Not sure how old she is, maybe middle 30's? I remember when she had her youngest she went in shock and almost bled to death with a torn uterus
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    I hate to hear this. Just so she got it early...
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    Quote Originally Posted by LynnieD View Post
    Sad. Wonder how old she is, just curious, not that it makes any kind of difference.

    Hope she is ok.
    I think that she is like 36-37...I'm not a fan of Phil's but she seemed like a nice person and a good wife. I hope that she beats this. But if they plan on doing surgery in the next 1-2 weeks it sounds like a mastectomy is in her future....awful!
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    Too damn young regardless right??

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    You know,faced with breast cancer just junk 'em. As long as you live happily ever after, small price to pay.
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    ^^^ i agree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cupcake View Post
    I love them, hope everything turns out ok, Not sure how old she is, maybe middle 30's? I remember when she had her youngest she went in shock and almost bled to death with a torn uterus
    That is horrific! That poor woman!

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    The horde of chemicals also known as deodorant is increasingly being suggested as the biggest culprit in breast cancer - we need a safe alternative!

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