Sunday, April 11, 2010

Sweet success for Masters' champ Mickelson and cancer survivor wife:Update

Congratulations to Phil Mickelson, he created a wonderful moment for himself and his family with his win today. It's really nice to see the pictures of the golfer and his wife Amy, who spent the last year being treated for breast cancer. It's kind of ironic that the tournament that was going to be known for Tiger Woods marital troubles ended up as a tribute to the Mickelson's bond.
My own husband even pointed out, "He had a pink ribbon on his cap."
Here is how reporter Doug Ferguson described the scene.

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Even sweeter than Phil Mickelson slipping into another green jacket was seeing his wife waiting for him behind the 18th green at Augusta National with tears streaming down her face.
Amy Mickelson had not been at a golf tournament since being diagnosed with breast cancer 11 months ago.
He had not looked the same ever since.
A shattered world seemed at peace in the fading sunlight Sunday at the Masters, where Mickelson made one last birdie for a 5-under 67 and a three-shot victory over Lee Westwood.
The conclusion was far more emotional than anyone expected.
Mickelson shared a long embrace with his wife behind the 18th green, and as he walked to the scoring trailer to sign for the lowest score at Augusta in nine years, a single tear trickled down his cheek to his lip.
"We've been through a lot this year. It means a lot to share some joy together," Mickelson said, his voice cracking as he struggled to keep control. "It's been such an incredible week, an emotional week. And to cap it off with a victory is something I can't put into words.
"It's something we'll share for the rest of our lives."

(read more from the Associated Press )

Here is another good piece from the Los Angeles Times

Even three days later, the win seems to be inspiring breast cancer patients and survivors around the country....many local newpapers and tv stations have been doing reaction stories.


  1. Sooooo happy that Phil won the Masters. Being a good husband and father means alot to all of his fans...... May God bless them all....

  2. What an enormous reward for a deserving family. It's great to see their support for one another -- when the chips are down. We now have another advocate with a public name.