In the history of golf, there have never been more than 16 players who have won at least three or four majors. Golfers in this category are described as living legends on the course and Phil Mickelson is one of those players who wrote their names on the sand of the time.
Phil has won all major tournaments except the U.S. Open, where he finished six times in second place. The official world golf ranking has ranked him in the top 10 for 700 uninterrupted weeks. Seriously, he placed second in a career world ranking and is a life member of the PGA Tour.
Phil Mickelson Biography
Philip Alfred Mickelson popularly known as Phil Mickelson was born on the 16th June 1970 to father – Philip Mickelson, a former naval aviator and airline pilot and mother – Mary Mickelson. Phil grew up in Scottsdale, Arizona. His interest in golf was triggered as soon as he started walking, a 3-year-old child, Phil, was seen regularly, running from home on his way to the golf course.
As a teenager, he was already playing amateur golf. He has recorded 34 wins in the titles of San Diego Junior Golf Association where he had to use his father’s work as a pilot to get tickets to his various tournaments. Even his mother had to take a second job to help him pay for his game from the American Junior Golf Association, where he won the Rolex Player of the Year award three times in a row and also won a full scholarship to Arizona State University.
Phil started his golf lessons at home under his father’s supervision before he even started school. As a professional pilot, Phil’s father worked shifts, which gave him ample opportunity to give golf lessons to his son several times a week and on a large training course in their backyard in San Diego, young Phil improved his golf skills. Even though he was right-handed, he got used to swinging with his left hand because he sees his father doing the same thing. He finally became the first left-handed swingers to win the American amateur title in 1990.
Phil graduated from San Diego High School in 1998 and then went on to study at Arizona State University in Tempe on a scholarship he won through golf games and, as a result, became the face of amateur golf in the United States and won three individual championships and three Haskins Awards (1991 to 1993) as a distinguished university golfer. The famous golfer has three NCAA individual championships to his credit, a record he shares with another experienced golfer, Ben Crenshaw. In 1990, Phil Mickelson led the Sun Devils to the NCAA title and won 16 tournaments during his college career.
Phil won the major championship for the first time in his thirteenth year on the PGA Tour in 2004, he won the Masters championship with an 18 foot (5.5) birdie putt on the last hole. His runner-up at a stroke back was Ernie Els. The two veterans played in different pairs in the final round and exchanged eagles and birdies over the past nine months.
Phil Mickelson is ranked third in the golf game to have made a swing with his left hand to win a major, a feat he shares with Sir Bob Charles, a New Zealander who won the Open Championship in 1993. Another left-handed swinger is Canadian Mike Weir who won the Masters in 2003. The fact that Weir is right-handed but can actually swing with his left-hand makes him more like Phil than the others. The fourth left-handed is the famous Bubba Watson, who is a natural left-handed. Watson won the Masters Championship in 2012 and 2014 respectively.
Phil Mickelson’s Family, Wife, Daughter
Renowned golfer Phil Mickelson was born into the family of a former naval aviator and commercial pilot, Philip Mickelson Sr, who taught him golf in his early days and Mary Mickelson, his mother.
Phil and Amy McBride are married and have three children. Sophia, Evan, and Amanda, but unfortunately, Amy was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009.
The birth of his daughter was an important event in Phil Mickelson’s life, according to him, he was willing to give up his hole in the playoffs with Payne Stewart in order to attend his daughter’s birth. He also said that the U.S. Open is an annual event, but the birth of his daughter is an experience to be cherished forever. Phil finished the tournament with Stewart and was able to attend his daughter’s birth nine hours later.
Phil Mickelson’s House, Net worth
Information on Phil’s houses and mansions is still unknown, but Phil Mickelson’s net worth is estimated at $400 million. He has won over $83 million in prizes in tournaments. His earnings for a single year are estimated at $60 million and he earns a salary of about $10 million.
How Tall Is Phil Mickelson? Height
Phil stands at an admirable height of 6 feet 3 inches or 1.91 meters. The legendary golfer also has other impressive body measurements and weighs 91 kg.