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Mickelson uses cancer doctor as caddie

Mickelson uses cancer doctor as caddie

Phil Mickelson pulled a special guest out of the gallery at the Houston Open on Sunday to carry his bag for three holes.
Dr. Tom Buchholz, a radiation oncologist at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, is treating Mickelson's wife and mother, Amy and Mary, who were both diagnosed with breast cancer last summer.
Mickelson left tournament passes for Buchholz, his family and other hospital staff. Out of contention in the final round, Mickelson asked Buchholz to take the bag from regular caddie Jim "Bones" Mackay on the 14th tee.
Buchholz wasn't totally inexperienced as a looper. He was working in the pro shop at the Westchester Country Club after university in 1984 when he caddied for Allen Miller in the U.S. PGA Tour's Westchester Classic. Miller tied for 10th.


Updated : 2021-06-24 01:22 GMT+08:00