Player Profile – Phil Mickelson

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Basic Information about Phil Mickelson

  • Full Name: Philip Alfred Mickelson
  • Nickname: Lefty
  • Date of Birth: 16th June 1970
  • Place of Birth: San Diego, California
  • Height: 6ft 3in (1.91m)
  • Nationality: United States
  • Residence: Rancho Santa Fe, California
  • Spouse: Amy
  • Kids: Amanda, Sophia, and Evan

Professional Information of Phil Mickelson

  • Turned Pro: In 1992
  • Tour Plays For PGA Tour
  • Phil Mickelson’s Best Performances in Majors:
  • Masters: Winner – 2004, 2006, 2010
  • US Open: 2nd – 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2013
  • The Open Championship: Winner – 2013
  • PGA Championship: Winner – 2005

Other Achievements and Awards

  • Haskins Award: 1990, 1991, 1992
  • World Golf Hall of Fame: 2012
  • Best Championship Performance ESPY Award: 2004
  • Best Male Golfer ESPY Award: 2004, 2010

Early and Personal Life of Phil Mickelson

Phil Mickelson was born to Phil Mickelson Sr. and Mary Mickelson and at the time he was 3, his career as a golfer was more or less started. At that young age, Phil used to tell his neighbors that he is going to the golf course. His father was an airline pilot which actually helped Phil Mickelson to tour around the country while playing his amateur golf tournaments. While Phil’s father was doing his bit his mother too, took a second job to pay the fees of the American Junior Golf Association. Later, Phil Mickelson won three AJGA Rolex Player of the Year award thrice in as many years. Mickelson married Amy McBride, a fellow ASU alum and a cheerleader for the NBA’s Phoenix Suns in 1996. The couple has three children: Amanda, Sophia, and Evan. Amy was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009 but recovered enough from treatments to root for Mickelson’s 2010 Masters win in person.

Professional Career of Phil Mickelson

Phil Mickelson belongs to a rare species of sportsperson who play their game with their left hands! In golf too, there are very few left-handed golfers, forget the successful ones, but Phil Mickelson is one of the top-notch golfers who plays left-handed. In 1988 when Mickelson graduated from the University of San Diego High School he went to the Arizona State University and studied psychology. During these years, Mickelson won three NCAA individual golf championships and thus he won the Haskins Awards for being the outstanding collegiate golfer.

In the year 1990 Mickelson also became the first left-handed golfer to win the US Amateur title. The same year he won his first-ever PGA tournament as an amateur and stunned many in the process. In 1992 on the eve of his 22nd birthday, Phil Mickelson turned professional golfer and won his first-ever PGA tournament as a professional at Torrey Pines in 1993. That journey is still going on and despite being in the mid-40s, Phil Mickelson is still regarded as one of the topmost golfers of the world. A living legend in the true sense. Philip Alfred Mickelson nicknamed Lefty is an American professional golfer. He has won 44 events on the PGA Tour, including five major championships: three Masters titles (2004, 2006, 2010), a PGA Championship (2005), and an Open Championship (2013).

Endorsements by Phil Mickelson

  • ExxonMobil
  • KPMG
  • Callaway Golf
  • Rolex
  • Barclays
  • Ford
  • Titleist
  • Bearing Point

The Phil Mickelson Quote

The object of Golf is not just to win. It is to play like a gentleman, and win.