Mickelson to play in US PGA Championship

Phil Mickelson will return to major action at the US PGA Championship. The American has been on and off the tour over the past few months after learning that his wife, Amy, was suffering form breast cancer.

More recently, it emerged that his mother was afflicted with the same condition and Mickelson missed July’s British Open” at Turnberry.

Before the Open, Mickelson had a run of 61 consecutive major tournaments and he is hoping to get back to winning ways for the Hazeltine event in Chaska, Minnesota.

He also plans to play in next week’s World Golf Championship-Bridgestone Invitational and The Barclays, which is one week after the August 13-17 PGA Championship.

Writing in his official website, Mickelson said:

“I have had a great six weeks at home. Things are going very well and I am excited about the opportunity to start playing some tournaments again. If things continue to go well, I’ll be able to play more.”

World number two Mickelson’s presence at Hazeltine, where he hasn’t had the best of records, will certainly add to the drama factor, especially with top-ranked Tiger Woods desperate to win a major this season.

Woods, having returned from an eight-month injury lay-off earlier this year, has failed in the first three majors of the season and needs victory at Hazeltine to prevent a rare major-less year.

The 14-time major winner is taking part in this week’s Buick Open as the favourite to win.

Woods has won three tournaments this season, each win coming two weeks before a major.

Previously in 2009, Woods would miss the tournament in the week before a major. Now he plans to play two events before the PGA Championship and has included the Bridgestone tournament in his schedule leading up to Hazeltine.

One Response to “Mickelson to play in US PGA Championship”

  1. reg shanhan says:

    Hi Phil. I take this liberty to send you a word. I was sorry to hear of your Wife with Breast Cancer BUT she will get over this!!

    My Wife is also a Breast Cancer Person.

    She had a four hour operation and is now waithing for her treatment to start. She is to have 6 week, 5 days a week Radio Therapy when she starts. this is to clean up and Knock down any Cancer Cells which might be still lurking around.

    I am amazed at the Suppoprt that Breast Cancer People get and sincerely hope that the Same thing is happening for your wife.

    We in Australia have a Group of people who mostly whom are in Business have organised a Support Groupd Australia Wide to help Ladies with the awfull Disease.

    I am also amazed by the information that on an average every second Lady is probably going to go through this Cancer Problem.

    Take Heart and never give up. With Love and support your Wife will pull thru this stage in her Life.

    I wish you and your Fmily Well. Take Care, Hit them Long and straight

    From a Hacker Golfing friend

    Take Care

    Reginald Shanhan

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