Phil Mickelson

Phil Mickelson

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Phil Mickelson is an American professional golfer. Phil Mickelson has won over 40 events on the PGA Tour.

Early Life

Phil Mickelson was born on June 16, 1970. His full name is Philip Alfred Mickelson. He is from San Diego, California, USA. At present, he is 51 years old and his birth sign is Gemini. His father’s name is Philip Mickelson while his mother’s name is Mary Santos. Moreover, his father is an airline pilot and a former naval aviator.

Further, he has Portuguese, Swedish, and Sicilian ancestry. Moreover, in 1988, he graduated from the University of San Diego High School. Further, he also attended Arizona State University.

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Caption: Phil Mickelson clicking a selfie with his father. Source: Instagram

Career

Phil showed huge interest in golfing as a toddler. Therefore, his career started in earnest when he was at Arizona State. There, he won three NCAA individual championships, before turning pro at age 22. Moreover, long known for his inability to win a major despite his elite skills, “Lefty” finally got the monkey off his back with a dramatic victory at the 2004 Masters. And went on to claim 4 more major championships over the following decade.

Further, he has won 45 events on the PGA Tour. And, that includes six major championships: three Masters titles (2004, 2006, 2010), two PGA Championships (2005, 2021), and one Open Championship (2013). Likewise, with his win at the 2021 PGA Championship, he became the oldest major championship winner in history at the age of 51 years.

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Caption: Phil holding and posing with the Wanamaker Trophy after winning the P.G.A. Championship. Source: The New York Times

More

He is one of 17 players in the history of golf to win at least three of the four majors. Therefore, he has won every major except the U.S. Open. In which he finished runner-up a record 6 times. Further, he has spent over 25 consecutive years in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking.

Moreover, he has spent over 700 weeks in the top 10, has reached a career-high world ranking of No. 2 many times. And he is a life member of the PGA Tour. Even though naturally right-handed, he is known for his left-handed swing. Therefore, he learned it by mirroring his right-handed father’s swing. Furthermore, in 2012, he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

In February 2021, he was attempting to become the first player in PGA Tour Champions history to win his first three tournaments on tour. And, however, he fell short in the Cologuard Classic, finishing in a T-20 position with a score of 4 under par. Moreover, in May 2021, he held the 54-hole lead at the PGA Championship at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort in South Carolina.

Brand Endorsements

The following companies that Phil Mickelson has promoted include KPMG, ExxonMobil, Rolex, Workday, Inc., Callaway Golf, Enbrel, Titleist, Bearing Point, Barclays, and Ford.

Personal Life

Phil married his wife, Amy McBride in 1996. And, his wife, Amy is an ASU alum and a cheerleader for the NBA’s Phoenix Suns. They together have three children’s namely Amanda, Sophia, and Evan. Additionally, Amy was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009. But, however, she recovered enough from treatments to root on his 2010 Masters win in person.

The couple set up the ‘Phil and Amy Mickelson Foundation’ in 2004. Therefore, their objectives are to give support to youths and families through a variety of initiatives.

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Caption: Phil Mickelson’s picture with his wife and their kids. Source: The Irish Sun

Body Measurements

Phil is quite tall at a height of 6 feet 3 inches. Likewise, his weight is around 91 kilos. He is a fit and healthy man. He has got a good and well-maintained body physique. Sadly, the measurements of his body are not available. Further, he has a set of hazel eyes and has light brown hair color.

Social Media and Net Worth

Phil is socially active on some social media platforms. His Instagram page ‘@philmickelson’ has earned over 1.2 million followers. Similarly, his Twitter account has gained over 754.9K followers. And, his official Facebook page has gathered over 184K followers.

As being a famous golf player, he definitely earns a handful amount of money. His estimated net worth as of 2021 is $400 million.

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