3 Jun 2009

Mickelson to play US Open

6:06 am on 3 June 2009

The American golfer Phil Mickelson will play in the US Open later this month despite his wife's battle with cancer.

Mickelson, announced last month that he was taking a break from golf to support his wife Amy.

But the world number two will compete at Bethpage in New York as he seeks a fourth major victory.

The timing of the tournament is understood to fit in with the treatment his 37-year-old wife is undergoing for breast cancer.

The Mickelsons married in 1996 and have three children.

Mickelson has twice won the US Masters and also has a USPGA title to his credit. The left hander, who has missed the last two tour events, finished tied fourth in this year's Masters.