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An emotional return to golf for Mickelson

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - An emotional Phil Mickelson is back on the PGA Tour as he tries to keep some normalcy in a life that has been turned upside-down by the discovery that his wife has breast cancer.

Mickelson will play the St. Jude Classic, which starts Thursday in Memphis, Tenn., and then return to Bethpage Black for the U.S. Open. He was the runner-up to Tiger Woods at Bethpage in 2002.

He isn't sure what to expect from his game and says he's not playing just to play.

Mickelson's voice cracked at times while talking about his wife, Amy. He says cancer was discovered early enough that she won't have to rush into surgery, which he says will be the first week of July.

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