Phil Mickelson is an American professional golfer. He is a former World No.2 on the Official World Golf Ranking. Mickelson has won 6 Major Championships, winning the Masters Tournament, PGA Championship, and The Open Championship multiple times.

In 2012, he was named to the World Golf Hall of Fame. He has also won the Haskin Award multiple times in his career. In 2022, Mickelson joined the LIV Golf Series and was suspended from both the PGA Tour and the PGA Tour Champions. Throughout his career, he has had 57 professional wins.

Height / weight 1.91 m / 91 kg
Born Jun 16, 1970
Nationality United States United States
Nickname Lefty

Player Profile and Personal Life

Philip Alfred Mickelson was born on June 16, 1970, in San Diego, California. He stands 191 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 91 kg. Nicknamed ‘Lefty’, Mickelson is of Portuguese, Swedish, and Sicilian descent. He is right-handed but plays golf with his left hand.

He started playing golf when he was a kid. He learned to play left-handed after he mirrored his right-handed father. He attended the University of San Diego High School.

College and Amateur Career

He attended Arizona State University on a golf scholarship. While there, he was considered one of the top college golfers in the country. He won three individual NCAA Championships. In 1990, he helped his college team win the NCAA Team Title.

When he was an amateur player, he won the 1980 Junior World Golf Championship. He also won the NCAA Division I Championship. Other wins include the 1991 Western Amateur. He also won the NCAA Division I Championship in 1992.

Professional Career

In 1991, he won his first professional career title, the Northern Telecom Open. He won by one stroke ahead of Tom Purtzer and Bob Tway. He won his first major event in 2000, he beat Tiger Woods by two strokes in The Tour Championship.

In 2004, he won the Masters Tournament for the first time. He beat Ernie Els by one stroke. In 2005, he won his first PGA Championship, he beat Thomas Bjorn and [[Steve Elkington] by one stroke. Less than a year later in 2006, she won his second Masters Tournament.

His third Masters Tournament win came in 2010. In 2013, he won The Open Championship for the first time in his career. He beat Henrick Stenson by three strokes. His most recent major win was in 2021, he won his second PGA Championship beating Brooks Koepka and Louis Oosthuizen by 2 strokes.

In 2022, Mickelson joined the LIV Golf Series. As a result, he was suspended by the PGA Tour and the PGA Tour Champions.

Career Highlights

Number of Wins by Tour

  • PGA Tour - 45 (Tied 8th all-time)
  • European Tour - 11
  • Asian Tour - 1
  • Sunshine Tour - 1
  • PGA Tour of Australasia - 1
  • Challenge Tour - 1
  • PGA Tour Champions - 4
  • Other - 4

Best Results in Major Championships

  • Masters Tournament - Won: 2004,2006, 2010
  • PGA Championship - Won: 2005, 2021
  • U.S. Open - 2nd/T2: 1999, 2002,2004, 2006, 2009, 2013
  • The Open Championship - Won: 2013

Awards

  • World Golf Hall of Fame - 2012
  • Haskins Award - 1990, 1991, 1992

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