Who is Phil Mickelson’s wife Amy, when did the American golfer marry her, and how many children do they have?

AMY MICKELSON has been a constant companion and source of inspiration to husband Phil since the couple met in 1992.

They met at Arizona State University, where Phil was a college star.

 Phil and Amy Mickelson met when they were both students at Arizona State University

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Phil and Amy Mickelson met when they were both students at Arizona State University

At the time, Phil was a senior and Amy was a junior as well as a cheerleader on the Phoenix Suns NBA cheerleading squad.

The couple married in November 1996.

In golf parlance, Mickelson had won just nine golfing titles – he is now on 43.

 The couple have three children, Amanda, Sophia and Evan

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The couple have three children, Amanda, Sophia and Evan
 Amy is a constant companion of Phil on the course - but has suffered severe medical trauma off it

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Amy is a constant companion of Phil on the course – but has suffered severe medical trauma off it

Three. Amanda was born a day after Phil came second at the 1999 US Open to Payne Stewart. Sophia was born in 2001, two years later and finally Evan arrived in 2003.

Due to complications at the birth, Amy ruptured an artery and Evan was not breathing for a while, but fortunately both pulled through.

 Kate Rose, Tabitha Furyk and Amy pose during the 2014 Ryder Cup Gala Concert

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Kate Rose, Tabitha Furyk and Amy pose during the 2014 Ryder Cup Gala Concert
 Amy has often been by her husband's side at golfing tournaments, most notably at Ryder Cups

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Amy has often been by her husband's side at golfing tournaments, most notably at Ryder Cups

Yes, big time.

In 2009 Amy was diagnosed with breast cancer and Phil put a hold on his PGA Tour on hold to help care for her.

She returned to golf in 2010 at the Masters where her husband won his third Green Jacket.

After an 11-month battle, Amy beat cancer and has a clean bill of heath. Because of this close shave, Amy has been heavily involved in fund-raising efforts for breast cancer research.

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They set up the Phil and Amy Mickelson Foundation in 2004 to give support to youths and families through a variety of initiatives. The Foundation has also raised money for military charities as well as relief for those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Can we expect to see Amy cheering Phil on at the Ryder Cup?

Definitely. She is virtually a permanent fixture at all of his tournaments and Amy will be present at Le Golf National in Paris.

 

AMY MICKELSON has been a constant companion and source of inspiration to husband Phil since the couple met in 1992.