Mickelson to skip Match Play for family vacation

BY foxsports • January 27, 2010

Phil Mickelson is skipping the Match Play Championship next month in Arizona while he takes his kids on a vacation that was postponed because of his wife's cancer treatment.

Depending on Tiger Woods, it could be the first time the 64-man field at the Match Play Championship is missing its two biggest stars when played in the United States.

The Match Play Championship is Feb. 17-21 outside Tucson, Arizona.

Mickelson said his wife, Amy, is responding well to breast cancer treatment and the longterm prognosis is good. He says medical procedures got in the way of previous vacations, and their three children are on holiday the week of Match Play.

The second-ranked Mickelson said other parts of his schedule also might be affected.

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