Phil Mickelson’s daughter doing ‘OK’ following seizure scare

Jonathan Wall

When Phil Mickelson missed the cut for only the third time in his career at Torrey Pines, many wondered if the inconsistent play was due to rust or a lack of practice during the offseason.

Turns out it was none of the above, after Mickelson's wife, Amy, revealed to the San Diego Union-Tribune that her husband's mind was most likely on his daughter Sophia during the Farmers Insurance Open, after the 10-year-old fainted and suffered a small seizure at school.

Sophia spent Friday through Monday at Children's Hospital in San Diego and returned for a battery of tests on Thursday while her dad was struggling to a 5-over-par 77 on the South Course during the first round of the Farmers Insurance Open.

You can't blame Mickelson for thinking about his daughter during the first round. After all the medical scares his family has gone through in recent years -- his wife and mother both battled cancer -- the last thing you want to hear about is one of his children suffering a seizure.

The good news is Sophia was able to return to school on Friday, the same day her dad fired a 4-under 68 in the second round. Hopefully that's a positive sign for not only the family, but Mickelson's game as well.

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