Mickelsons mother diagnosed with breast cancer


SAN DIEGO ' Six weeks after Phil Mickelson announced his wife had breast cancer, his mother was diagnosed with the disease and is to have surgery later this week.
The San Diego Union-Tribune reported on its Web site that Mary Mickelson discovered she had breast cancer last week. She is to have surgery Friday at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, the same hospital where Mickelsons wife, Amy, had surgery last Wednesday.
Mickelsons sister, Tina, told the newspaper she wanted to make her mothers condition known so she could receive the same outpouring of support and prayers that meant so much to Amy Mickelson.
Mickelson has not spoken publicly since the U.S. Open where he was a runner-up for a record fifth time.
His parents live in the same San Diego house where they raised their three children. Mary Mickelson was honored in 1998 as Mother of the Year by the San Diego chapter of the March of Dimes. She said at the time, I dont know if Ive done anything extra than other mothers. Weve always been involved and have just been there.
Mickelson said at Bethpage Black that it was highly unlikely he would play the British Open, and said his schedule the rest of the year depended on his wifes battle with cancer.