Mickelson's plight is personal

Originally Published: August 14, 2009
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

CHASKA, Minn. -- My sister Gina died on a Friday, not that the lung cancer cared. She was just 47, and the one-year anniversary of her death is only weeks away. I don't think of her more than a few dozen times a day.

Maybe that's the reason I can't understand why people actually think Phil Mickelson is using golf as -- what's the word they use? -- an "escape." It doesn't work like that. There's no on/off switch for your mind.

Mickelson's wife is battling breast cancer. ...

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