Mickelson's management company says the year-old Amy will begin treatment with major surgery some time in the next two weeks. The Mickelsons were married in and have three daughters, Sophia, Amanda and Evan, all of who are under ten years old. Mickelson was to play the Byron Nelson Championship this week, and defend his title next week at Colonial, but he has always put family a long way ahead of golf. McIlroy wrong over Ryder Cup. English snub European Tour dinner. In Mickelson was ready to walk off the golf course at the US Open the moment Amy went into labour with their first child.
Phil Mickelson loves Augusta National like a second home, making it the perfect place for the big left-hander to turn Sunday at the Masters into a touching family day with his heart-warming victory. Nearly one year after revealing his wife Amy had been diagnosed with breast cancer, Mickelson charged through the homeward nine on Sunday for a three-shot triumph and an emotional embrace with his family. A 10ft birdie putt at the last ended it, and started a hug-fest that began with his caddie, Jim Mackay, on the green and led to a long embrace with Amy, her head buried into his right shoulder as a tear rolled down his left cheek. What began as a "Tiger watch" to see how the world No1 would play after a five-month absence, and how fans would react to him after revelations about his string of marital infidelities, ended in a family feelgood moment. Mickelson did not know Amy would make it to the course. She and their three children had arrived last Tuesday but for most of the week she was too weak from her medication to go to the course and remained at their rented house.
In a sport that needed a touching story, Woods uplifted humanity as spectators applauded him everywhere he walked on the course, ecstatic that he returned and recovered from the hellish months. Rather, all the recognition turned to Phil Mickelson , a famous golfer and Woods's nemesis who won his third Masters by three strokes. As much as Tiger hijacked the scene with his eye-opening first two rounds in the midst of his jarring status on-course and everyday life in general that is mired in tumult, all spectators dismissed the soothing and heartwarming opportunity Mickelson had finalizing an inspirational storyline at the Masters.
Married to Phil since , get to know Amy Mickelson in this piece. The pair met way back in when they both attended Arizona State University, in which Phil was a college star. The pair have three children together. Sophia was born in , two years later and finally Evan was born in