Who is Phil Mickelson?
Phil Mickelson is a professional American golf player who has appeared for over 25 years as a top 50 Official World Golf player and a life member of the PGA Tour. He has stayed for over 700 weeks as a top 10 in the World Golf Rankings and has also reached the number two spot many times in his Official World Ranking career. He also goes by the nickname of ‘Lefty’ due to his signature left-handed swing, but initially, he is a right-handed person. His name got officially included in the World Golf Hall of Fame in the year 2012.
Quick Info Full Name Philip Alfred Mickelson
Date Of Birth June 16, 1970
Birth Place San Diego, California, United States
Parent(s) Philip Mickelson
Profession American Golf Player
Spouse Amy Mickelson
Age 50 years
Height 6 ft 3 in
Net Worth US $400 million
Philip Alfred Mickelson was born on 16 June 1970 in San Diego, California, to father, Philip Mickelson, an airline pilot and a formal naval aviator, and mother, Mary Mickelson. He was raised in Scottsdale, Arizona, and was encouraged to play golf from a very young age. He was inspired by his father’s right-handed swing, which he adapted and used as his left-handed swing; besides this, he is currently 50 years old with Gemini’s zodiac sign.
Nationality and Physical Stats
Phil Mickelson holds an American nationality and is of Portuguese, American, and Sicilian descent. He stands at the height of 6 feet and 3 inches (1.91m/191cms) and weighs around 91kgs (200lbs). Besides this, he has a pair of blue eyes with dark brown hair color.
Phil Mickelson studied at the University of San Diego High School as a teenager as certified in 1988. He looked at Arizona State University for further studies, graduating in 1992 with a degree in psychology.
Phil Mickelson dated and married his longtime sweetheart Amy McBride now Mickelson, in the year 1996. They both met at Arizona State University and have been together ever since. The couple has got granted two daughters Amanda Brynn and Sophia Isabel, and a son Evan.
Phil Mickelson is active on social media sites. His Instagram account (@philmickelson) has over 993 thousand followers, and his Twitter account (@PhilMickelson) has over 602 thousand followers. He also has an official Facebook page (@PhilMickelson), with over 74 thousand followers, with over 62 thousand likes. He also has his website (www.philmickelson.com), where the latest updates about the golfer’s games and events got posted.
Phil Mickelson started playing golf from a very young age and has come a long way since then. He played in the Northern Telecom Open as an amateur on 13 January 1991 and won the tournament by a stroke against Tom Purtzer and Bob Tway. On 21 February 1993, he played in the Buick Invitational of California, in which he won the tournament against Dave Rummells with a margin of 4 strokes.
Likewise, he played in The International on 22 August 1993 and won the tournament against Mark Calcavecchia with a margin of 8 points. Similarly, he played in the significant Tour Championship on 5 November 2000 and won the championship against opponent Tiger Woods with a victory margin of 2 strokes. This winning was a massive achievement in Phil Mickelson’s career.
He has defeated Tiger Woods once in the Mercedes Championships in 1998 with a margin of 1 stroke and once in the Buick Invitational of 13 February 2000 with a margin of 4 strokes. Likewise, he competed and won in the Master’s Tournament on 11 April 2004 against opponent Ernie Els with a margin of 1 stroke. He won the PGA Championship of 2005 when he grabbed the championship against opponents Thomas Bjorn and Steve Elkington with just one stroke margin.
Furthermore, he won the Masters Tournament of the year 2006 when he defeated Tim Clark with a margin of 2 strokes. Similarly, he defeated Sergio Garcia in the Players Championship on 13 May 2007 with a margin of 2 strokes and Arron Oberholser, Brett Wetterich, and Tiger Woods in the Deutsche Bank Championship on 3 September 2007 with a margin of 2 strokes.
Moreover, Phil Mickelson holds eight wins and four losses record in the PGA Tour playoff. His successes took place in the Mercedes Championships in the year 1994, Phoenix Open in the year 1996, BellSouth Classis in the years 2000 and 2005, Buick Invitational in the year 2001, Bob Hope Chrysler Classic in the years 2002 and 2004, and the WGC Mexico Championship in the year 2018. He lost in the GTE Byron Nelson Classic in 2000 and the Nissan Open, FBR Open, and Northern Trust Open in 2007, 2008, and 2012.
He has a career summary of 3 wins, 1-second place, five third-place finishes in the Master’s Tournament, one win, 2-second place finishes, and one third-place finishes in the PGA Championship. Likewise, he has 2-second place finishes in the U.S. Open and one win, 2-second place finishes, and one third-place finishes in the Open Championships. Phil Mickelson has five major tournament wins with 11-second place finishes and seven third-place finishes with this career summary. He has landed in the top-5 for 27 times, top 10 38 times, and top 25 for a total of 56 times in his career. Moreover, he has made a total of 111 professional career appearances.
Phil Mickelson had earned a place in the World Golf Hall of Fame when his name got inducted in 2012. Moreover, he has won the Haskins Commission’s Haskins Award for three consecutive years, from 1990 to 1992.
Phil Mickelson is a big name in the world of golf, and as of 2020, he has an approximate net worth of $400 million.