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Phil Mickelson Biography
Phil Mickelson (Philip Alfred Mickelson), nicknamed (Lefty), is an American professional golfer. He is known for having won 43 events on the PGA Tour with five major championships: three Masters titles, a PGA Championship, and one Open Championship. He is also one of the 16 players in the history of golf to win at least three of the four majors.
Phil Mickelson Age
Mickelson was born on 16th of June 16, 1970, in San Diego, California. She is 48 years old as of 2018.
Phil Mickelson Height
He stands at a body height of 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) and has a body weight of 91 kg.
Phil Mickelson Family
He was born to Philip Mickelson (Father) an airline pilot and former naval aviator and Mary Mickelson (mother). He was raised in Scottsdale, Arizona. Although otherwise right-handed, he played golf left-handed since he learned by watching his right-handed father swing, mirroring his style.
Phil Mickelson Wife
Phil is married to Amy Mickelson since 1996. The pair became romantically engaged when he was a senior in college at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. Amy was a junior by then at the school at the time and a cheerleader for the local NBA team, the Phoenix Suns. The pair dated for four years before tying the knot.
Amy diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009, The family got huge support among the golf community for Amy, She fought and bet her cancer diagnosis after an 11-month battle and has a clean bill of health. The pair is of true picture perfect family of the PGA.
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The pair has three children namely: Amanda, Sophia, and Evan. During the delivery of their first born, Amy went into labor with their first born during the Sunday round of the 1999 U.S. Open. As Phil was contesting of winning the title, Amy told him that from telling him that she was going to the hospital as to not pull him away from the tournament. Mickelson ultimately finished in 2nd place behind the late Payne Stewart.
Their second child, Sophia, was born in 2001. Evan was born in 2003 in what was reported to be a “life-threatening” delivery to both Amy and the child. Evan is said not to have breathed for seven minutes and there were worries of brain damage. Amy as well as ruptured an artery in her uterus, causing Mickelson to worry about the health of both his wife and his son. Fortunately, both survived a difficult birth.
Phil Mickelson Education
He attended and later graduated from the University of San Diego High School in 1988, he then joined the Cathedral Catholic High School, Mickelson later attended Arizona State University in Tempe on a golf scholarship and became the face of amateur golf in the United States has captured three NCAA individual championships and three Haskins Awards (1990, 1991, 1992) as the outstanding collegiate golfer.Phil Mickelson Photo
Phil Mickelson Career
He began his career in playing amateur golf as a teen and won three ‘NCAA’ championships and three ‘Haskins Awards’ and became the face of amateur golf in the US by the year 1992. He matched Ben Crenshaw’s record in individual ‘NCAA’ championships and won 16 tournaments during his college days. He became the first left-handed golfer to have won the ‘US Amateur’ title and the second collegiate golfer to have won the ‘All American Amateur’ title for four years in a row.
He earned his first ‘PGA Tour’-event in 1991, at the age of 20. His college coach, Steve Loy, was his caddy that day and then became his business manager and guide. He is the fourth and last amateur to have won a ‘PGA Tour.’ He as well plays a few other professional tour events as an amateur but later failed to get back to his performance.
He was exempted from the qualification process for professional golf due to his ‘PGA Tour’ win in 1991, which had two years. He got to hire Jim “Bones” Mackay as his caddy in 1992 and he played a number of ‘PGA’ tours in the coming years. He as well won many of such events, including the ‘World Series of Golf’ in 1996, the ‘Colonial National Invitation’ in 2000, and the ‘Greater Hartford Open’ in 2001 and 2002.
He ended the Tiger Wood’s winning streak of six consecutive triumphs on the ‘PGA’ tour, by clinching the ‘Buick Invitational in 2000. He had never won a major yet and was labeled as one of the “best players never to win a major,” in golf circles during that period.
He as well managed to earn over the jinx of majors in 2004, He as well won the 68th ‘Masters Tournament’ at the ‘Augusta National Golf Club’ in Georgia at the age of 33. He then became the third left-handed golfer to win a ‘Masters Tournament’ in the history of golf.
In 2005 then picked up his second major title at the ‘PGA Championship’ at Baltusrol. He got ranked second on the ‘Official World Golf Ranking’ list in 2007, after winning the ‘Masters’ in 2006, his third major title. This was the highest ranking of his career.
He later joined Tiger Woods and Ben Hogan to be the only players to have won three majors in a row, but his performance he had dropped at the ‘US Open’ at Winged Foot, He finished in a tie for the second place, one stroke behind Geoff Ogilvy in 2006. He won the ‘Deutsche Bank Championship,’ having finished two strokes ahead of Tiger Woods. The year after he earned the ‘Crowne Plaza Invitational’ at Colonia, ahead of Tim Clark and Rod Pampling.
He as well earned his first ‘World Golf Championship’ at the ‘WGC–CA Championship’ in 2009, one stroke ahead of Nick Watney. Earlier that year, he won the Northern Trust Open’ at Rivera, putting him at number two on the ‘PGA Tour’ wins list, with 35 wins. With multiple breaks in his golfing career due to the cancer treatment of his wife and mother, he maintained his ranking at one place behind Tiger Woods, by winning the ‘Tour Championship’ and the ‘WGC–HSBC Championship’ in 2009.
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Mickelson has an estimated net worth of $375 million.
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Phil owns a $60 million jet Gulfstream, which is a 14 seater aircraft featuring the longest and has a bunch of advanced technical equipment.Phil Mickelson Plane
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Phil Mickelson made some tweaks to his equipment in 2019, he as well made a few adjustments to his equipment in 2019 and they have paid off already. Phil recorded a T2 finish at the Desert Classic in January and then recorded his first victory of the 2019 season at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
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Mickelson with his flexibility is a huge reason why Phil his brother has won twice in the past 11 months, including the two-hole finish at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am when he became the tournament’s oldest winner, three shots ahead of playing partner Paul Casey.
It’s also why 2019 could turn into a hugely rewarding year, especially if Mickelson can return here in June to win the U.S. Open and complete the career slam. At an age where most pro golfers have suffered a dramatic fall-off, circling the date until they no longer have to compete against the youngsters, He obviously still has the game to maintain his lofty standards.
Besides his two wins, he as well tied for second last month at the Desert Classic. Mickelson with other players in their 40s sees two things decline to put and swing speed. Mickelson got to be ranked the 9th in Strokes Gained-Putting in the 2015-16 season and was 13th last season. He was ranked 91st in clubhead speed at 114.24 mph in the past two years, he got to the Pebble Beach and was ranked 13th at 121.68.
He had no choice if he wanted to compete with the youngsters who could knock it long, like Tom Brady who appeared to defy the aging process as an NFL quarterback, Mickelson is doing the same on the PGA TOUR. His ability to navigate the course serves him well in key spots. Not even Augusta National can match Pebble Beach in terms of the Mickelson family’s legacy. It’s only at Pebble Beach that he carries a silver dollar from the year of his grandfather’s birth as a ball marker.
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- 11:30 a.m. — Jamie Lovemark, Beau Hossler
- 11:40 a.m. — Justin Rose, Zach Johnson
- 11:50 a.m. — Sam Burns, Curtis Luck
- 12 p.m. — Luke List, Bud Cauley
- 12:10 p.m. — Phil Mickelson, Aaron Wise
- 12:20 p.m. — Chase Wright, Adam Svensson
- 12:30 p.m. — Ryan Palmer, Harold Varner III
- 12:40 p.m. — Pat Perez, Danny Willett
- 12:50 p.m. — Ben Crane, Whee Kim
- 1 p.m. — John Chin, Wes Roach
- 1:10 p.m. — Sam Saunders, Lucas Glover
- 1:20 p.m. — Jon Rahm, Chez Reavie
- 1:30 p.m. — Sungjae I’m, Cameron Davis
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PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — The celebration was muted, even if Pebble Beach Golf Links was at its most radiant on Monday morning, with clear skies and bright sunshine casting the Pacific Ocean, the 18th hole and Phil Mickelson in exquisite light. Mickelson turned to Paul Casey, the player he had vanquished to win his fifth Pebble Beach Pro-Am title after a lengthy weather delay, to thank him for helping produce the sublime stagecraft.
With Casey carrying a three-stroke lead into the final round, Mickelson was forced to bear down over the final 18, and he produced a seven-under 65 in the final round. Mickelson’s 72-hole total was 19-under 268, three strokes better than Casey, a friend, and fellow Arizona State alumnus.
So focused was Mickelson during the last round that he tried to persuade Casey and tournament officials to finish the final two holes amid fading light Sunday evening.
Casey, who ended up winning the team event with his amateur partner, Don Colleran, declined to play on, and after they both finished with a par and birdie on the final holes in front of a robust crowd of early risers the next morning, Mickelson gave credit where it was due.
“Paul made the tough call, but it was the right decision,” Mickelson said, adding, “Sometimes I just get in my own little bubble and I don’t see the big picture.”
Mickelson’s decision-making in the cauldron of competition can sometimes be a liability, as was evident in his collapse on the final hole of the 2006 U.S. Open at Winged Foot — or more recently, in his decision to one-time a moving putt during the third round of last year’s U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills.
But in closing out his 44th PGA Tour victory this week, Mickelson, 48, was a study in restraint. After his birdie putt at the 18th hole dropped, he picked the ball out of the hole as though he were retrieving a package from his front stoop. It was Mickelson’s second victory in nearly a year — he won the World Golf Championships event in Mexico City last March — and his first on U.S. soil in 2,199 days, since he captured the 2013 Waste Management Phoenix Open.
Any victory is special at Pebble Beach, a historic venue with personal resonance for Mickelson and his family, but he hopes a more meaningful celebration on the 18th green awaits him in June, for the 119th U.S. Open — the only major tournament that Mickelson has not won.
Can he strike gold twice at Pebble Beach in the same year? Two men have proved it’s possible; Jack Nicklaus in 1972, on his way to a seven-victory season, and Tiger Woods in 2000, when he won nine PGA Tour events. Nicklaus was in his 30s in 1972 and Woods in his 20s in 2000, both at the peak of their powers.
Mickelson will turn 49 on the final day of this year’s U.S. Open, and a win would make him the oldest men’s major champion, surpassing Julius Boros, who was 48 when he won the 1968 P.G.A. Championship. Mickelson’s younger brother and caddie, Tim, suggested people discount Mickelson’s chances at their peril.
Mickelson said his grandfather carried a 1900 silver dollar in his pocket while he worked, and passed it down to Mickelson, who uses it as a ball marker whenever he plays here. Mickelson describes the place as special now, but after he missed the cut at the 1992 U.S. Open, he skipped the Tour stop here in 1993 and 1994.
“I don’t know I had a good big picture of the overall importance of the tournament to the game and what it provides and how much I love the place,” Mickelson explained in 2012.
Playing Pebble Beach has taught Mickelson to take nothing for granted. He was trailing by two strokes after 36 holes in 1996 but never got a chance to make a charge as inclement weather washed out the final two rounds. Two years later, Mickelson successfully outlasted Mother Nature and the field for his first Pebble Beach Pro-Am title.
In 1998, the tournament’s first two rounds were played in stormy weather in February, which rendered the course soft and the greens slow, and the final round took place under bright sunshine in August, and the course was fast and firm — as it should be in June for the U.S. Open. In winning his first pro-am title, Mickelson might have acquired the blueprint for realizing his last major goal in golf.
“I have such great memories here,” Mickelson said. “I would love to add to it.”
But Mickelson added that he wouldn’t allow himself to look any further ahead than the Masters. He has spent so long fixated on winning the U.S. Open, but this week taught him the beauty that can reward those who see the big picture.