Mickelson Set to Return to PGA Tour

Bryan FlynnAnalyst IJune 1, 2009

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 12:  Golfer Phil Mickelson (R) and wife Amy McBride attend Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on May 12, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)

Golf World has reported that Phil Mickelson has announced that he will play in the St. Jude Classic in Memphis on June 11, after taking time off to be with his wife. Amy Mickelson was diagnosed with breast cancer and her undergoing treatment was the reason Mickelson was taking time off from the tour.

Mickelson had said on his website last week that the doctors believed they had caught his wife’s cancer early and that his wife will under surgery in late June or early July.

Mickelson, the No. 2 ranked player in the world, will use the tournament as a tune up for the US Open the following week at Bethpage in Farmingdale, New York.