Monday, April 12, 2010

Great Job Phil, You Did It!

I wanted to share this article wrote by Rick Reilly, from about Phil Mickelson, the PGA golfer that won on Sunday the 2010 Masters Tournament.

Mickelson, in case you forgot, is the guy who stayed true to his wife. He's the guy who's been missing tournaments the last 11 months while he flies her back and forth to a breast cancer specialist in Houston. He's the guy who didn't need reminding that women are not disposable. His wife, Amy, and his
mother, Mary, have breast cancer. Usually, those two are at every tournament he's in, but for the last year they've been fighting, resting, and fighting again at home. So when Amy turned up on the 18th green Sunday at Augusta National for the first time in 11 months and Mickelson practically fell into her outstretched arms, you wanted to hug somebody yourself. Mickelson hugged and cried. And his wife hugged and cried. And his coach and his caddy hugged and cried. And 10 minutes later, the caddy was still crying. "This is way beyond golf," said caddy Jim "Bones" Mackay, who's been with Mickelson for 19 years. "This is about a guy who loves his wife. This is about a guy who had a really hard year. Twenty years from now, nothing will compare with this. This is his greatest win, by far, because of Amy,
because of his mom, everything. God bless all those women that go through what Amy and Phil's mom have gone through. Because I've seen it and it isn’t easy."

“So, a tournament that started with the focus on a man who committed serial adultery, ended with a victory celebration that was much more family friendly.” DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer

It’s nice to have good guys win, praying for your wife and mom, Phil… God bless you... Karl

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