Amy Mickelson is the wife of American professional golfer Phil Mickelson. She was born Amy McBride, in 1972, in the US. Amy and Phil both graduated from 'Arizona State University.' She was Phil’s junior when she met him for the first time. They got married in 1996, after a courtship of 4 years, and have three children together. Their marriage is regarded as one of the most successful marriages in the professional sports fraternity. Amy has supported Phil throughout his career. She has never missed any of her husband’s tournaments except when she was being treated for breast cancer. Amy had a near-death experience while delivering her third child, Evan.
Relationship & Married Life
Amy was a member of the 'Phoenix Suns' cheerleading squad when she met Phil for the first time. At that time, she aspired to become an actor. Amy was junior to Phil at 'Arizona State University.' Phil had already become a celebrity golfer by then. However, Amy had no idea of Phil’s fame. She believed Phil worked at a golf-course shop.
Their first date was a tennis match between them. Phil later invited Amy to attend the 'Bob Hope Celebrity Pro-Am' in Palm Springs, California. They continued meeting each other and developed feelings for each other over time.
Amy and Phil dated for 4 years and got married on November 16, 1996.
They welcomed their first child, their daughter Amanda Brynn, on June 21, 1999. Their second daughter, Sophia Isabel, was born on October 23, 2001. On March 23, 2003, Amy gave birth to their son, Evan Samuel. Amy had a near-death experience while delivering Evan. During the delivery, an artery in her uterus had ruptured and that had complicated the process. As a result, the baby had stopped breathing. Nevertheless, the quick and decisive action of the doctors and the nurses saved both Amy and Evan. However, they were both in a critical state for a period of time after the birth.
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In 2009, Amy was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her treatment began in the middle of 2009. She moved to Houston the following year for further treatment and medication. During the course of her treatment, Amy stopped accompanying Phil to his tournaments. However, she visited Augusta, Georgia, with Phil, for the finals of the 2010 'Masters Tournament.' Their three children also accompanied them to the 'Augusta National Golf Course.'
By 2012, Amy showed significant improvement in her health and started attending Phil’s tournaments again. The first tournament she attended after recovering from breast cancer was the 2012 'Ryder Cup.'