Phil Mickelson could be retiring at the ripe old age of 42! The golfer told the press on Sunday that he is considering “drastic” measures in the wake of tax increases at the federal and state level. The government is taking a hefty chunk of his $47.8 million payday, and he doesn’t like it.
Golf pro Phil Mickelson celebrated winning The Masters last year with his wife and mom, who were both battling breast cancer, but he didn't know he'd also be facing his own health scare.
"After the U.S. Open last year, I wasn't able to move," Mickelson admitted to "Extra." "I couldn't get out of bed. I had swelling, stiffness in my joints and couldn't move, just excruciating pain. I couldn't swing a golf club, and I was a little worried."
The golfer found out he had psoriatic arthritis and credits early detection and his treatment program for getting him back on track. "By getting an early diagnosis, I was able to start a treatment program right away with the goal of slowing or stopping the progression of damage to my joints."
Phil Mickelson's wife, Amy, attended her first tournament since being diagnosed with breast cancer 11 months ago... and her husband won it.
Amy spent the week in bed dealing with side effects of medication, leaving Mickelson to wonder if she would be able to attend the Masters tournament. It wasn't until the golfer saw her smiling in the crowd that he knew she was there.