Phil Mickelson

San Diego, California, United States

Philip Alfred Mickelson (born June 16, 1970) (nicknamed “Lefty” for his left-handed swing, even though he is otherwise right-handed), is an American professional golfer. He is one of the leading players of his generation, having won three major championships and a total of 33 events on the PGA Tour. He has reached a career high world ranking of 2nd in multiple years.

Mickelson was born in San Diego, California and raised there and in Arizona. He swings a golf club left-handed, which he learned by watching his right-handed friend Douglas Bramwell swing and mirroring it. He is right-handed otherwise. He graduated from the University of San Diego High School in 1988, then attended Arizona State on a golf scholarship, where he graduated in 1992.

During his time at Arizona State, he became the face of amateur golf in the United States, capturing three NCAA individual championships and three Haskins Awards (1990, 1991, 1992) as the outstanding collegiate golfer. He was the second collegiate golfer to earn first-team All-American honors all four years.

In addition, in 1990, he became the first left-hander to win the U.S. Amateur title. Perhaps his greatest achievement, though, came in 1991 when he won his first PGA Tour tournament, the Northern Telecom Open. He did so as an amateur, becoming only the fourth in PGA history to accomplish this feat and the first since Scott Verplank, who won the 1985 Western Open in Chicago.

Mickelson continued to win many PGA Tour tournaments, including the Byron Nelson Golf Classic and the World Series of Golf in 1996, the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in 1998, the Colonial National Invitation in 2000 and the Greater Hartford Open in 2001 and again in 2002. He also won the Buick Invitational in 2000, defeating Tiger Woods and ending his streak of consecutive tournament victories at six.

Despite these accomplishments, for many years Mickelson was often described as the “best golfer never to win a major.” Mickelson shares a record for the most second-place finishes in the U.S. Open with four (along with Bobby Jones, Sam Snead, and Jack Nicklaus).

His first major championship win came at the 2004 Masters, where he won with a 20-foot final hole birdie putt, defeating Ernie Els in a Sunday back-nine duel in which the stars traded birdies and eagles back and forth. In addition to getting the “majors monkey” off his back, this made him only the third golfer with a left-handed swing to win a major, the others being New Zealander Sir Bob Charles who won the British Open in 1963 and Canadian Mike Weir who won The Masters in 2003.

In 2005, in a Monday final round, Mickelson captured his second career major championship with his victory at the 2005 PGA Championship at Baltusrol. Mickelson captured his third major championship the following spring by winning the 2006 Masters. This win propelled him to 2nd place in the Official World Golf Rankings (his career best), behind Tiger Woods and ahead of Vijay Singh and Retief Goosen.

In the 2007 U.S. Open at Oakmont, after shooting 11 over par after 2 rounds, Mickelson missed the cut (by a stroke) for the first time in 31 majors, since the 1999 British Open at Carnoustie. He had been hampered by a wrist injury that was incurred while practicing in the thick rough at Oakmont a few weeks before the tournament.

Mickelson and his wife, Amy, were married on November 16, 1996. The couple have three children – Amanda, Sophia, and Evan.

Mickelson has spent over 500 weeks in the top-10 of the Official World Golf Rankings, the most by anyone not to be ranked number one.

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Results

DATES TOURNAMENT POSITION SCORE ROUNDS
29 Oct - 01 Nov 2009 Singapore Open T14 -4 69 - 71 - 69 - 71
24 - 27 Sep 2009 PGA Tour Championship 1 -9 73 - 67 - 66 - 65
10 - 13 Sep 2009 BMW Championship T30 +2 71 - 69 - 70 - 76
04 - 07 Sep 2009 Deutsche Bank Championship T27 -7 71 - 68 - 72 - 66
27 - 30 Aug 2009 The Barclays T52 +4 70 - 75 - 74 - 69
13 - 16 Aug 2009 US PGA Championship 73 +12 74 - 74 - 76 - 76
06 - 09 Aug 2009 Bridgestone Invitational T58 +7 70 - 69 - 75 - 73
18 - 21 Jun 2009 US Open T2 -2 69 - 70 - 69 - 70
11 - 14 Jun 2009 St. Jude Classic T59 +1 68 - 70 - 68 - 75
07 - 10 May 2009 The Players Championship T55 -1 73 - 71 - 71 - 76
30 Apr - 03 May 2009 Quail Hollow Championship T5 -8 67 - 71 - 75 - 67
09 - 12 Apr 2009 US Masters 5 -9 73 - 68 - 71 - 67
02 - 05 Apr 2009 Shell Houston Open CUT +9 77 - 76
12 - 15 Mar 2009 CA Championship 1 -19 65 - 66 - 69 - 69
19 - 22 Feb 2009 Northern Trust Open 1 -15 63 - 72 - 62 - 72
12 - 15 Feb 2009 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am T55 -2 72 - 71 - 71
05 - 08 Feb 2009 Buick Invitational T42 +2 70 - 72 - 73 - 75
29 Jan - 01 Feb 2009 FBR Open CUT +7 76 - 73
DATES TOURNAMENT POSITION SCORE ROUNDS
13 - 16 Nov 2008 Singapore Open 9 -2 73 - 68 - 66 - 75
25 - 28 Sep 2008 PGA Tour Championship T3 -6 68 - 68 - 69 - 69
04 - 07 Sep 2008 BMW Championship T17 -6 68 - 65 - 71 - 70
29 Aug - 01 Sep 2008 Deutsche Bank Championship MDF - 69 - 70 - 72
21 - 24 Aug 2008 The Barclays T19 -4 70 - 70 - 72 - 68
07 - 10 Aug 2008 US PGA Championship T7 +4 70 - 73 - 71 - 70
31 Jul - 03 Aug 2008 Bridgestone Invitational T4 -8 68 - 66 - 68 - 70
17 - 20 Jul 2008 British Open T19 +14 79 - 68 - 76 - 71
10 - 13 Jul 2008 Scottish Open T38 -2 71 - 67 - 71 - 73
12 - 15 Jun 2008 US Open T18 +6 71 - 75 - 76 - 68
29 May - 01 Jun 2008 the Memorial Tournament T20 +2 72 - 75 - 70 - 73
22 - 25 May 2008 Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial 1 -14 65 - 68 - 65 - 68
08 - 11 May 2008 The Players Championship T21 +4 70 - 73 - 71 - 78
01 - 04 May 2008 Wachovia Championship T12 -5 68 - 74 - 69 - 72
10 - 13 Apr 2008 US Masters T5 -2 71 - 68 - 75 - 72
03 - 06 Apr 2008 Shell Houston Open T23 -6 72 - 68 - 71 - 71
20 - 23 Mar 2008 CA Championship T20 -8 67 - 74 - 70 - 69
13 - 16 Mar 2008 Arnold Palmer Invitational T21 -1 72 - 67 - 71 - 69
14 - 17 Feb 2008 Northern Trust Open 1 -12 68 - 64 - 70 - 70
07 - 10 Feb 2008 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am CUT +5 71 - 72 - 78
31 Jan - 03 Feb 2008 FBR Open 2 -14 68 - 68 - 67 - 67
24 - 27 Jan 2008 Buick Invitational T6 -6 70 - 73 - 68 - 71
DATES TOURNAMENT POSITION SCORE ROUNDS
08 - 11 Nov 2007 HSBC Champions Tournament 1 -10 68 - 66 - 68 - 76
18 - 21 Oct 2007 Fry's Electronic Open CUT +1 71 - 70
13 - 16 Sep 2007 PGA Tour Championship 20 -5 68 - 66 - 70 - 71
31 Aug - 03 Sep 2007 Deutsche Bank Championship 1 -16 70 - 64 - 68 - 66
23 - 26 Aug 2007 The Barclays T7 -11 67 - 70 - 69 - 67
09 - 12 Aug 2007 US PGA Championship T32 +6 73 - 69 - 75 - 69
02 - 05 Aug 2007 Bridgestone Invitational T46 +13 74 - 72 - 74 - 73
19 - 22 Jul 2007 British Open CUT +6 71 - 77
12 - 15 Jul 2007 Scottish Open 2 -14 65 - 68 - 68 - 69
05 - 08 Jul 2007 AT&T National CUT +7 74 - 73
14 - 17 Jun 2007 US Open CUT +11 74 - 77
31 May - 03 Jun 2007 the Memorial Tournament WD -
03 - 06 May 2007 Wachovia Championship 6 6
05 - 08 Apr 2007 US Masters T24 +11 76 - 73 - 73 - 77
15 - 18 Feb 2007 Nissan Open 2 -16 66 - 65 - 69 - 68
08 - 11 Feb 2007 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am 1 -20 65 - 67 - 70 - 66
01 - 04 Feb 2007 FBR Open CUT -1 72 - 69
25 - 28 Jan 2007 Buick Invitational T51 -1 74 - 66 - 73 - 74
17 - 21 Jan 2007 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic T45 -7 70 - 70 - 69 - 66 - 78
DATES TOURNAMENT POSITION SCORE ROUNDS
24 - 27 Aug 2006 Bridgestone Invitational T54 +9 74 - 74 - 68 - 73
17 - 20 Aug 2006 US PGA Championship T16 -6 69 - 71 - 68 - 74
06 - 09 Jul 2006 Cialis Western Open T65 +3 67 - 74 - 75 - 71
15 - 18 Jun 2006 US Open T2 +6 70 - 73 - 69 - 74
08 - 11 Jun 2006 Barclays Classic T18 -1 70 - 70 - 71 - 72
01 - 04 Jun 2006 the Memorial Tournament T4 -9 69 - 70 - 70 - 70
04 - 07 May 2006 Wachovia Championship T35 +2 71 - 72 - 73 - 74
27 - 30 Apr 2006 Zurich Classic of New Orleans T15 -12 68 - 71 - 68 - 69
06 - 09 Apr 2006 US Masters 1 -7 70 - 72 - 70 - 69
30 Mar - 02 Apr 2006 BellSouth Classic 1 -28 63 - 65 - 67 - 65
23 - 26 Mar 2006 The Players Championship T14 -2 70 - 73 - 69 - 74
02 - 05 Mar 2006 Ford Championship at Doral T12 -12 65 - 66 - 72 - 73
09 - 12 Feb 2006 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am T38 -3 67 - 74 - 67 - 77
02 - 05 Feb 2006 FBR Open T7 -13 69 - 66 - 70 - 66
26 - 29 Jan 2006 Buick Invitational T8 -8 71 - 67 - 69 - 73
18 - 22 Jan 2006 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic T5 -19 66 - 69 - 68 - 67 - 71
DATES TOURNAMENT POSITION SCORE ROUNDS
22 - 23 Nov 2005 PGA Grand Slam of Golf 2 -6 70 - 68
13 - 16 Oct 2005 The Championship at Las Vegas CUT -6 67 - 71
06 - 09 Oct 2005 American Express Championship T29 +1 71 - 69 - 73 - 68
15 - 18 Sep 2005 84 Lumber Classic T28 -4 73 - 71 - 67 - 73
18 - 21 Aug 2005 NEC Invitational T51 +10 69 - 72 - 75 - 74
11 - 14 Aug 2005 US PGA Championship 1 -4 67 - 65 - 72 - 72
14 - 17 Jul 2005 British Open T60 +1 74 - 67 - 72 - 76
07 - 10 Jul 2005 Scottish Open T44 -5 67 - 72 - 71 - 69
16 - 19 Jun 2005 US Open T33 +12 69 - 77 - 72 - 74
09 - 12 Jun 2005 Booz Allen Classic T29 -5 71 - 67 - 67 - 74
19 - 22 May 2005 Bank of America Colonial T26 -5 71 - 69 - 68 - 67
12 - 15 May 2005 EDS Byron Nelson Championship T14 -8 69 - 66 - 70 - 67
05 - 08 May 2005 Wachovia Championship T7 -5 71 - 73 - 73 - 66
07 - 10 Apr 2005 US Masters 10 -3 70 - 72 - 69 - 74
31 Mar - 03 Apr 2005 BellSouth Classic 1 -8 74 - 65 - 69
24 - 27 Mar 2005 The Players Championship T40 +2 70 - 68 - 77 - 75
03 - 06 Mar 2005 Ford Championship at Doral 2 -23 64 - 66 - 66 - 69
10 - 13 Feb 2005 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am 1 -19 62 - 67 - 67 - 73
03 - 06 Feb 2005 FBR Open 1 -17 73 - 60 - 66 - 68
27 - 30 Jan 2005 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic T12 -21 66 - 64 - 70 - 68 - 71
20 - 23 Jan 2005 Buick Invitational T56 Ev 72 - 67 - 78 - 71
DATES TOURNAMENT POSITION SCORE ROUNDS
22 - 24 Nov 2004 PGA Grand Slam of Golf 1 -17 68 - 59
04 - 07 Nov 2004 PGA Tour Championship T19 +4 71 - 72 - 67 - 74
28 - 31 Oct 2004 Chrysler Championship CUT +5 71 - 76
21 - 24 Oct 2004 Bridgestone Open 3 -9 73 - 66 - 68 - 68
07 - 10 Oct 2004 Michelin Championship at Las Vegas WD - 68 - 66
09 - 12 Sep 2004 Bell Canadian Open T57 +7 75 - 69 - 79 - 68
19 - 22 Aug 2004 NEC Invitational T43 +5 70 - 75 - 68 - 72
12 - 15 Aug 2004 US PGA Championship T6 -6 69 - 72 - 67 - 74
15 - 18 Jul 2004 British Open 3 -9 73 - 66 - 68 - 68
08 - 11 Jul 2004 Scottish Open CUT +1 72 - 71
17 - 20 Jun 2004 US Open 2 -2 68 - 66 - 73 - 71
10 - 13 Jun 2004 Buick Classic T16 -5 69 - 68 - 69 - 73
20 - 23 May 2004 Bank of America Colonial T35 +1 71 - 66 - 70 - 74
13 - 16 May 2004 EDS Byron Nelson Championship CUT +1 69 - 72
06 - 09 May 2004 Wachovia Championship T5 -9 70 - 70 - 72 - 67
29 Apr - 02 May 2004 HP Classic of New Orleans T2 -21 67 - 65 - 69 - 66
08 - 11 Apr 2004 US Masters 1 -9 72 - 69 - 69 - 69
01 - 04 Apr 2004 BellSouth Classic 10 -5 69 - 72 - 71 - 71
25 - 28 Mar 2004 The Players Championship T3 -8 70 - 69 - 70 - 71
04 - 07 Mar 2004 Ford Championship at Doral T24 -9 67 - 69 - 69 - 74
12 - 15 Feb 2004 Buick Invitational T4 -9 74 - 69 - 69 - 67
05 - 08 Feb 2004 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am 3 -12 68 - 68 - 71 - 69
29 Jan - 01 Feb 2004 FBR Open T7 -12 64 - 68 - 68 - 72
22 - 25 Jan 2004 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic 1 -30 68 - 63 - 64 - 67 - 68
DATES TOURNAMENT POSITION SCORE ROUNDS
30 Oct - 02 Nov 2003 Chrysler Championship CUT +12 80 - 74
23 - 26 Oct 2003 Funai Classic T30 -11 71 - 67 - 72 - 67
09 - 12 Oct 2003 Las Vegas Invitational T9 -24 67 - 64 - 69 - 68 - 68
02 - 05 Oct 2003 American Express Championship T38 +11 73 - 77 - 70 - 71
11 - 14 Sep 2003 Suntory Open T18 +2 71 - 75 - 71 - 69
21 - 24 Aug 2003 NEC Invitational T23 +1 68 - 73 - 70 - 70
14 - 17 Aug 2003 US PGA Championship T23 +8 66 - 75 - 72 - 75
24 - 27 Jul 2003 Greater Hartford Open T59 +2 67 - 73 - 70 - 72
17 - 20 Jul 2003 British Open T60 +13 74 - 72 - 73 - 78
10 - 13 Jul 2003 Scottish Open T35 -2 76 - 68 - 70 - 68
03 - 06 Jul 2003 100th Western Open T30 -5 70 - 69 - 68 - 76
12 - 15 Jun 2003 US Open T55 +9 70 - 70 - 75 - 74
05 - 08 Jun 2003 FBR Capital Open CUT +3 75 - 70
22 - 25 May 2003 Bank of America Colonial T13 -7 67 - 70 - 68 - 68
15 - 18 May 2003 EDS Byron Nelson Championship T44 -1 65 - 72 - 71 - 71
01 - 04 May 2003 HP Classic of New Orleans T67 -5 70 - 69 - 67 - 77
24 - 27 Apr 2003 Shell Houston Open T28 -8 70 - 69 - 68 - 73
10 - 13 Apr 2003 US Masters 3 -5 73 - 70 - 72 - 68
03 - 06 Apr 2003 BellSouth Classic CUT +8 73 - 79
13 - 16 Feb 2003 Buick Invitational T4 -10 69 - 68 - 69 - 72
06 - 09 Feb 2003 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am 64 +8 72 - 71 - 73 - 80
30 Jan - 02 Feb 2003 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic T6 -23 70 - 68 - 63 - 69 - 67
23 - 26 Jan 2003 Phoenix Open T9 -17 69 - 67 - 67 - 64
DATES TOURNAMENT POSITION SCORE ROUNDS
05 - 08 Dec 2002 Target World Challenge 10 -10 68 - 74 - 68 - 68
31 Oct - 03 Nov 2002 PGA Tour Championship T5 -5 70 - 69 - 67 - 69
19 - 22 Sep 2002 American Express Championship T23 -11 70 - 72 - 71 - 64
22 - 25 Aug 2002 NEC Invitational T9 -7 66 - 69 - 71 - 71
15 - 18 Aug 2002 US PGA Championship T32 +6 76 - 72 - 78 - 68
08 - 11 Aug 2002 Buick Open T29 -8 69 - 70 - 69 - 72
18 - 21 Jul 2002 British Open T65 +6 68 - 76 - 76 - 70
20 - 23 Jun 2002 Greater Hartford Open 1 -14 69 - 67 - 66 - 64
13 - 16 Jun 2002 US Open 2 Ev 70 - 73 - 67 - 70
06 - 09 Jun 2002 Buick Classic T25 -3 69 - 70 - 71 - 71
23 - 26 May 2002 Memorial Tournament T9 -10 73 - 66 - 70 - 69
16 - 19 May 2002 MasterCard Colonial T23 -1 73 - 70 - 69 - 67
09 - 12 May 2002 Verizon Byron Nelson Classic T17 -4 69 - 64 - 71 - 72
02 - 05 May 2002 Compaq Classic of New Orleans T9 -10 73 - 66 - 71 - 68
18 - 21 Apr 2002 Worldcom Classic - The Heritage of Golf 3 -12 65 - 64 - 72 - 71
11 - 14 Apr 2002 US Masters 3 -8 69 - 72 - 68 - 71
04 - 07 Apr 2002 BellSouth Classic 3 -11 65 - 68 - 71 - 73
21 - 24 Mar 2002 The Players Championship T28 +2 64 - 75 - 75 - 76
14 - 17 Mar 2002 Bay Hill Invitational T3 -8 69 - 71 - 69 - 71
07 - 10 Mar 2002 The Honda Classic T11 -13 70 - 66 - 68 - 71
07 - 10 Feb 2002 Buick Invitational CUT +4 73 - 75
31 Jan - 03 Feb 2002 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am CUT +13 74 - 76 - 79
24 - 27 Jan 2002 Phoenix Open T23 -8 72 - 66 - 70 - 68
17 - 20 Jan 2002 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic 1 -30 64 - 67 - 70 - 65 - 64
DATES TOURNAMENT POSITION SCORE ROUNDS
23 - 26 Aug 2001 NEC Invitational T8 -5 67 - 66 - 70 - 72
16 - 19 Aug 2001 US PGA Championship 2 -14 66 - 66 - 66 - 68
09 - 12 Aug 2001 Buick Open T10 -18 65 - 70 - 71 - 64
19 - 22 Jul 2001 British Open T30 +1 70 - 72 - 72 - 71
05 - 08 Jul 2001 Advil Western Open T42 -5 66 - 74 - 67 - 76
28 Jun - 01 Jul 2001 Greater Hartford Open 1 -16 67 - 68 - 61 - 68
14 - 17 Jun 2001 US Open T7 +2 70 - 69 - 68 - 75
07 - 10 Jun 2001 FedEx St. Jude Classic CUT -1 70 - 71
24 - 27 May 2001 Kemper Insurance Open T3 -12 68 - 67 - 72 - 65
17 - 20 May 2001 MasterCard Colonial T2 -11 65 - 68 - 66 - 70
10 - 13 May 2001 Verizon Byron Nelson Classic T28 -8 72 - 66 - 68 - 66
03 - 06 May 2001 Compaq Classic of New Orleans 2 -20 66 - 66 - 64 - 72
05 - 08 Apr 2001 US Masters 3 -13 67 - 69 - 69 - 70
29 Mar - 01 Apr 2001 BellSouth Classic T3 -4 70 - 66 - 73 - 75
22 - 25 Mar 2001 The Players Championship T33 +2 73 - 68 - 72 - 77
15 - 18 Mar 2001 Bay Hill Invitational 2 -14 66 - 72 - 70 - 66
08 - 11 Mar 2001 Honda Classic T27 -11 69 - 70 - 67 - 71
22 - 25 Feb 2001 Nissan Open CUT +5 73 - 74
08 - 11 Feb 2001 Buick Invitational 1 -19 68 - 64 - 71 - 66
01 - 04 Feb 2001 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am T3 -13 70 - 66 - 66 - 73
25 - 28 Jan 2001 Phoenix Open CUT +1 71 - 72
11 - 14 Jan 2001 Mercedes Championships T28 -2 72 - 73 - 72 - 73




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