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Philip Alfred Mickelson, professionally known as Phil Mickelson, is a professional golfer from the United States who competes in the LIV Golf League right now.
On the PGA Tour, he has triumphed in 45 competitions, taking home six major championships: three master’s victories (2004, 2006, and 2010), two PGA Championships (2005, 2021), and one Open Championship (2013).
At 50 years, 11 months, and 7 days old, Mickelson won the 2021 PGA Championship to set a record for the oldest major championship victor in history.
Mickelson left his 30-year membership on the PGA Tour to join the Saudi-sponsored LIV Golf tour, making him the only golfer with victories in three (or more) of the four majors. Mickelson has been ranked in the top 50 golfers in the world for more than 25 years running.
Who Is Phil Mickelson? When He Started His Career in Golf?
Philip Alfred Mickelson was born on June 16, 1970, in San Diego, California to airline pilot Philip Mickelson and former Navy aviator Mary Santos. He grew up in California, Scottsdale, Arizona. Mickelson has Sicilian, Swedish, and Portuguese ancestry. His maternal grandfather, Alfred Santos was a caddie at Pebble Beach Golf Links and took Phil to play golf as a child.
Mickelson began golf under his father’s instruction before starting school, and he graduated from the University of San Diego High School in 1988.
Mickelson won three NCAA individual titles and three Haskins Awards (1990, 1991, 1992) as the best collegiate golfer while attending Arizona State University in Tempe on a golf scholarship. He then rose to prominence as the face of amateur golf in the United States.
Let’s read when he started his professional career. Mickelson earned his degree from ASU in June 1992 and began his career right away. Because of his victory in Tucson in 1991, which gave him a two-year exemption, he avoided the tour’s qualifying round (Q-School).
During this time, he won numerous PGA Tour events, including the Byron Nelson Golf Classic, the World Series of Golf, the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, the Colonial National Invitation, the Greater Hartford Open, and the Colonial National in 2000.
In 2004, when Mickelson was in his twelfth season on the PGA Tour, he won his first major tournament by making an 18-foot (5.5 m) birdie putt on the last hole to win the Masters. In November 2004, Mickelson shot a 59 at the PGA Grand Slam of Golf on the Poipu Bay Golf Course in Hawaii, which was a career-low for an 18-hole round.
Mickelson won his third major championship the following spring. He shot a final-round 3-under par to win by two shots over Tim Clark, taking home his second green jacket.
The Players Championship was won by Mickelson on May 13 with an 11-under 277 after he recovered from a shot back in the final round to record a three-under 69.
The Deutsche Bank Championship, the second FedEx Cup playoff match, was won by Mickelson on September 3, 2007. Mickelson defeated Steve Stricker by one shot to win the Northern Trust Open at Riviera, his first victory on the 2009 tour.
For the second time in his career, Mickelson won The Tour Championship in September. On November 8, Mickelson defeated Ernie Els by one stroke to win the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai.
In 2010, Mickelson defeated Lee Westwood by three strokes to win the Masters Tournament on April 11 with a performance of 16 under par. On April 3, Mickelson defeated Scott Verplank by three strokes to claim the Shell Houston Open title at 20 under par.
Mickelson rose to No. 3 in the world ranking, while Tiger Woods fell to No. 7. Woods had been ranked higher than Mickelson since the week before the 1997 Masters Tournament.
A total of 33 PGA tours, six major tournaments, two PGA championships, and other achievements were earned by Phil Mickelson. Being a runner-up six times was the only time he did not win the US Open.
Phil Mickelson was enshrined in the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2012. Additionally, Mickelson has won the Alfred Dunhill Cup, Ryder Cup, World Cup, and the Presidential Cup Winners Medal while representing America.
Who Is Phil Mickelson’s Wife?
In 1996, Phil married Amy McBride. They have 3 children named Evan Samuel Mickelson, Sophia Isabel Mickelson, and Amanda Brynn Mickelson.
What Is The Net Worth Of Phil Michelson?
Phil Mickelson’s brilliant career has also brought him an enormous fortune. According to Marca Mickelson’s current net worth is around $400 million.
Let’s read about the car collection of Phil and his most expensive car. The costliest car in Phil Mickelson’s collection is an Aston Martin Vanquish, which he owns. Competitors of the performance vehicle include the Lamborghini Huracan, Bentley Continental GT V8 S, and Ferrari 488 GTB.
Phil Mickelson is one of the top golfers in the world and has immense wealth.
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