Mickelson plans to return in time for US Open

AP Photo: Phil Mickelson receives Green Jacket from Tiger Woods
AP Photo: Phil Mickelson receives green jacket from Tiger Woods
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DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) - Phil Mickelson plans a brief return to the
PGA Tour in time for the U.S. Open.

He has not played since announcing that his wife, Amy, has been
diagnosed with breast cancer. Recent tests have given them hope the
cancer has been caught early, with more testing over the next

Mickelson intends to play the St. Jude Championship next week in
Memphis, Tenn., then compete the following week in the U.S. Open at
Bethpage Black, according to a person informed of the plans.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because Mickelson had
not announced his decision.