Hoping for a memorable return


CHASKA, Minn. – Could the President Cup be Amy Mickelson’s return to golf?

U.S. Presidents Cup Captain Fred Couples hopes so.

Couples said after his round Sunday at the PGA Championship that he hopes Phil Mickelson and his wife, Amy, are both part of his lineup, Phil with the players, Amy with the wives, when the matches are played Oct. 8-11 at Harding Park in San Francisco. Phil has said his long-term schedule is uncertain with Amy being treated for breast cancer.

“I think everything is fine, I hope,” Couples said. “I hope Phil wants to play, I hope he can play. I hope Amy is there. I believe in all that, that they both will be there.”

The wives have prominent and visible places in the Presidents Cup and Ryder Cup matches and Amy’s among the most high-profile and well-liked wives. A fixture at Phil’s side on tour, Amy hasn’t attended an event since she was diagnosed with breast cancer in May. She underwent surgery on July 1.

Mickelson shot 76 in his final round at the PGA Championship, leaving him 12-over.