Phil Mickelson did not get into specifics about his wife Amy's condition as she continues to recover from breast cancer. He never does. But he did say that the whole family is doing much better than it was at this time last year, when they all got a huge boost from him winning the Masters and Amy being here to see it.
He also is feeling well on his own. He saw a back specialist last night who gave him the go-ahead to swing as hard as he can, which he likes to do at Augusta, where length is at a premium. Phil is pumped after winning Sunday in Houston
Mickelson's experience of support from fellow pros helped influence the menu for tonight's Champions Dinner. Lots of Spanish food will be prepared to honor Seve Ballesteros, who also is battling cancer. "When I was 17, he was the guy I wanted to play with," Mickelson said. "He didn't let me down at all. He was every bit the gentleman that I thought he was. I just want to let him know we're thinking about him."