Mickelson at the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines.
|Full name||Philip Alfred Mickelson|
June 16, 1970 |
San Diego, California
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st)|
|Residence||Rancho Santa Fe, California|
|Spouse||Amy (m. 1996)|
|Children||Amanda (b. 1999), Sophia (b. 2001), Evan (b. 2003)|
|College||Arizona State University|
|Current tour(s)||PGA Tour (joined 1992)|
|Number of wins by tour|
|PGA Tour||41 (9th all time)|
|Best results in Major Championships
|Masters Tournament||Won: 2004, 2006, 2010|
|U.S. Open||2nd/T2: 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2009|
|The Open Championship||T2: 2011|
|PGA Championship||Won: 2005|
|Achievements and awards|
|World Golf Hall of Fame||2012 (member page)|
|Haskins Award||1990, 1991, 1992|
Philip Alfred Mickelson (born June 16, 1970) is an American professional golfer. He has won four major championships and a total of 41 events on the PGA Tour. He has reached a career high world ranking of 2nd in multiple years. He is nicknamed "Lefty" for his left-handed swing, even though he is otherwise right-handed. Mickelson was elected into the World Golf Hall of Fame in November 2011 and was inducted in May 2012.
Early years 
Mickelson was born in San Diego, California, to parents Phil Mickelson Sr. (an airline pilot and former naval aviator) and Mary Mickelson. He was raised there and in Scottsdale, Arizona. Although right-handed otherwise, he plays golf left-handed, as he learned by watching his right-handed father swing and mirroring it. Mickelson began golf under his father's instruction before starting school. Phil Sr.'s work schedule as a commercial pilot allowed them to play together several times a week and an extensive practice area in their San Diego backyard allowed young Phil to hone his creative short game. Mickelson graduated from the University of San Diego High School in 1988.
College golf 
Mickelson attended Arizona State University in Tempe on a golf scholarship and graduated in 1992. While at ASU, 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, however, came in 1991 at age 20 when he won his first PGA Tour event, the Northern Telecom Open, in Tucson. He did so as an amateur, becoming only the sixth player in PGA history to accomplish this feat, and the first since Scott Verplank, who won the 1985 Western Open. Other players to accomplish this feat include Doug Sanders, who won the 1956 Canadian Open, and Gene Littler, who won the 1954 San Diego Open. No one has since matched this achievement.
Professional career 
Early professional career 
Mickelson turned professional in 1992 following his graduation. He was able to bypass the Tour's qualifying process (Q-School) because of his 1991 Tucson win, which earned him a two-year exemption. He 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. After his win, Mickelson said, "I didn't want to be the bad guy. I wasn't trying to end the streak per se. I was just trying to win the golf tournament."
Despite these accomplishments, for many years Mickelson was often described as the "best golfer never to win a major". Mickelson often played well in majors: in the five-year span between 1999 and 2003, he had six second-place or third-place finishes, and he holds the record for the most second-place finishes in U.S. Open history with five.
Since early 1993, Mickelson's caddy has been Jim "Bones" Mackay. Mickelson has a lifetime exemption on the PGA Tour, for being a tour member for over 15 years and having 20 plus tour victories. Mickelson has spent over 700 weeks in the top-10 of the Official World Golf Rankings Despite his success, Mickelson has never held the World #1 ranking.
2004–06: First three major wins 
Mickelson's first major championship win came at the 2004 Masters, where he won with an 18-foot final hole birdie putt, defeating Ernie Els in a Sunday back-nine duel in which the two 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 The Open Championship in 1963 and Canadian Mike Weir who won The Masters in 2003. (Like Mickelson, Weir is a right-hander who plays left-handed.)
Just prior to the 2004 Ryder Cup, Mickelson was dropped from his long-standing contract with Titleist/Acushnet Golf, when he took heat for a voicemail message he left for a Callaway Golf executive. In it, he praised their driver and golf ball and thanked them for their help in getting some equipment for his brother. This memo was played to all of their salesmen, and eventually found its way back to Titleist. He was then let out of his multi-year deal with Titleist 16 months early, and signed on with Callaway Golf, his current equipment sponsor. He endured a great deal of ridicule and scrutiny from the press and fellow Ryder Cup members for his equipment change so close to the Ryder Cup matches. He faltered at the 2004 Ryder Cup, going 1-3-0, but refused to blame the sudden change in equipment or his practice methods for his performance.
The following year, in a Monday final round conclusion forced by weather, Mickelson captured his second career major championship with his victory at the 2005 PGA Championship at Baltusrol. On the 18th hole, Mickelson hit one of his trademark soft pitches from deep greenside rough to within a foot and a half of the cup, and then made his birdie to finish at a 4-under-par total of 276, one shot ahead of Steve Elkington and Thomas Bjørn.
Mickelson captured his third major championship the following spring by winning the 2006 Masters. Mickelson won his second Green Jacket after shooting a 3-under-par final round, winning by two strokes over his nearest rival Tim Clark. 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.
2006 U.S. Open at Winged Foot 
After winning two major championships in a row heading into the 2006 U.S. Open at Winged Foot, Mickelson was bidding to join Ben Hogan and Tiger Woods as the only players to win three consecutive professional majors. Mickelson was the joint-leader going into the final round, but he was part of a wild finish to the tournament, in which he ended up in a tie for second place at +6 (286), one shot behind Australian champion Geoff Ogilvy.
On the 71st hole, Mickelson, with the lead at +4, missed the fairway to the left, and his drive finished inside a garbage can, from which he was granted a free drop; he parred the hole, but his bogey on the previous hole reduced his lead to one shot heading to the final hole.
Needing a par on the 72nd hole for a one-shot victory, Mickelson chose to hit a driver off the tee on the final hole, and hit it well left of the fairway (he had only hit two of thirteen fairways previously in the round). The ball bounced off a corporate hospitality tent and settled in an area of trampled-down grass that was enclosed with trees. He decided to go for the green with his second shot, rather than play it safe and pitch out into the fairway. His ball then hit a tree, and did not advance more than 50 yards. His next shot plugged into the left greenside bunker. He was unable to get up and down from there, resulting in a double bogey, and costing him a chance of winning the championship outright or getting into a playoff with Ogilvy.
After his final round, Mickelson said: "I'm still in shock. I still can't believe I did that. This one hurts more than any tournament because I had it won. Congratulations to Geoff Ogilvy on some great play. I want to thank all the people that supported me. The only thing I can say is I'm sorry."
Mickelson also has shown other signs of appreciation. In 2007 after hearing the story of retired NFL player, Conrad Dobler, and his family on ESPN explaining their struggles to pay medical bills, Mickelson volunteered to pay tuition for Holli Dobler, Conrad Dobler's daughter, at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Frustrated with his driving accuracy, Mickelson made the decision in April 2007 to leave longtime swing coach, Rick Smith. He currently works with Butch Harmon, a former coach of Greg Norman and Tiger Woods. On May 13, 2007, Mickelson came from a stroke back on the final round to shoot a three-under 69 to win The Players Championship with an 11-under-par 277. This Mother's Day win was his first without his wife and children present.
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 Open Championship in 1999 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.
On September 3, 2007, Mickelson won the Deutsche Bank Championship which is the second FedEx Cup playoff event. On the final day, he was paired with Tiger Woods, who ended up finishing two strokes behind Mickelson in a tie for second. It was the first time Mickelson was able to beat Woods while paired together on the final day of a tournament. The next day Mickelson announced that he would not be competing in the third FedEx Cup playoff event. The day before his withdrawal, Mickelson said during a television interview that PGA Tour Commissioner, Tim Finchem, had not responded to advice he had given him on undisclosed issues.
In 2008, Mickelson won the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial with a –14, one shot ahead of Tim Clark and Rod Pampling. Mickelson shot a first-round 65 to start off the tournament at –5. He ended the day tied with Brett Wetterich, two shots behind leader, Johnson Wagner. Mickelson shot a second round 68, and the third round 65, overall, being –12 for the first three rounds. On the final hole, he hit his approach shot over a tree, landing on the green where he one-putted for the win. His final score was -14.
In a Men's Vogue article Mickelson recounted his effort to lose 20 pounds with the help of trainer Sean Cochran. "Once the younger players started to come on tour, he realized that he had to start working out to maintain longevity in his career," Cochran said. Mickelson's regimen consisted of increasing flexibility and power, eating five smaller meals a day, aerobic training, and carrying his own golf bag.
Mickelson was inducted into the National Italian-American Sports Hall of Fame in 2008.
Mickelson won for the first time in 2009 by defending his title at the Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club. He finished one stroke ahead of Steve Stricker. It was Mickelson's 35th win on tour; he surpassed Vijay Singh for second place on the current PGA Tour wins list. A month later, he won his 36th title on the tour, and his first World Golf Championship, at the 2009 WGC-CA Championship with a one- stroke win over Nick Watney.
On May 20, 2009, it was announced that Mickelson's wife, Amy, was diagnosed with breast cancer, and Mickelson announced he would suspend his PGA Tour schedule indefinitely. She would begin treatment with major surgery as early as the following two weeks. Mickelson was scheduled to play the HP Byron Nelson Championship May 21–24, and to defend his title May 28–31 at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, but withdrew from both events. During the final round of the 2009 BMW PGA Championship, fellow golfer and family friend John Daly wore bright pink trousers in support of Mickelson's wife. Also, the next Saturday, at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, a "Pink Out" event was hosted, and the PGA Tour players all wore pink that day, to support the Mickelson family. On May 31, Mickelson announced that he would return to play on the PGA Tour in June at the St. Jude Classic and the U.S. Open, since he had heard from the doctors treating his wife that her cancer had been detected in an early stage.
Mickelson shot a final round 70 at the 2009 U.S. Open and recorded his fifth runner-up finish at the U.S. Open, a record. He shared the lead after an eagle at the 13th hole, but fell back with bogeys on 15 and 17; Lucas Glover captured the championship.
On July 6, 2009 it was announced that his mother, Mary Mickelson, was diagnosed with breast cancer and would have surgery at the same hospital where his wife was treated. After hearing the news of his mother now being diagnosed with breast cancer, Mickelson took another leave of absence from the Tour, missing The Open Championship. On July 28, Mickelson announced he would return to the PGA Tour in August at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, the week before the PGA Championship at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota.
In September, Mickelson won The Tour Championship for the second time in his career. He entered the final round four strokes off the lead, but shot a final round 65 to win the event by three strokes over Tiger Woods. With the win, Mickelson finished the season second behind Woods in the 2009 FedEx Cup standings.
2010: Third Masters win 
On April 11, 2010, Mickelson won the 2010 Masters Tournament with a 16-under-par performance, giving him a three-stroke win over Lee Westwood in Augusta, Georgia. The win marked the third Masters victory for Mickelson and his fourth major championship overall. Critical to Mickelson's win was a dramatic run in the third round on Saturday in which Mickelson, trailing leader Westwood by five strokes as he prepared his approach shot to the 13th green, proceeded to make eagle, then to hole-out for eagle from 141 yards at the next hole, the par 4 14th, then on the next, the par 5 15th, to miss eagle from 81 yards by mere inches. After tapping in for birdie at 15, Mickelson, at -12, led Westwood, at -11, who had bogeyed hole 12 and failed to capitalize on the par 5 13th, settling for par.
Westwood did recapture the one-stroke lead by round's end, but the momentum carried forward for Mickelson into round 4, where he posted a bogey-free 67 to Westwood's 71, and no other pursuer was able to keep pace to the end, though K.J. Choi and Anthony Kim made notable charges. For good measure, Mickelson birdied the final hole and memorably greeted his waiting wife, Amy, with a prolonged hug and kiss.
For many fans, this finish to the tournament was especially poignant, given Amy's suffering from breast cancer for the preceding year; Mary Mickelson, Phil's mother, was also dealing with cancer. CBS Sports announcer Jim Nantz's call of the final birdie putt, "That's a win for the family," was seen by many as capturing the moment well.
Thanks to the dramatic return of Tiger Woods to competitive play after a scandal-ridden 20-week absence, to his close contention throughout for the lead (he finished tied with Choi for 4th at -11), and to Mickelson and others' memorably exciting play over the weekend, the 2010 Masters showed strong television ratings in the United States, ranking third all-time to Woods's historic wins in 1997 and 2001. Mickelson's win left him second only to Woods in major championships among his competitive contemporaries, moving him ahead of Ernie Els, Vijay Singh and Pádraig Harrington, with three major championships each and each, like Mickelson, with dozens of worldwide wins.
Mickelson, who was one of the favorites for the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, shot 74 and 66 on Thursday and Friday to sit a shot off the lead. However, two weekend scores of 73 gave him a T4 finish. During the rest of the 2010 season, Mickelson had multiple opportunities to become the number one player in the Official World Golf Rankings following the travails of Tiger Woods. However, a string of disappointing finishes by Mickelson saw the number one spot eventually go to Englishman Lee Westwood.
In the days leading up to the 2010 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits (located near Mosel, Sheboygan County, at Haven, Wisconsin), Mickelson announced he had been diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis. He added that he had started medical treatment, and had become a vegetarian in hopes of aiding his recovery. He maintains that both his short and long term prognosis are good, that the condition should have no long term effect on his golfing career, and that he currently feels well. He also stated that the arthritis may go into permanent remission after one year of medical treatment. He went on to finish the championship T12, five shots back of victor Martin Kaymer.
Mickelson started his season at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course. He shot 3 rounds of 67-69-68 and was tied for the 54 hole lead with Bill Haas. Mickelson needed to hole out on the 18th hole for eagle from 74 yards to force a playoff with Bubba Watson. He hit it to 4 feet and Watson won the tournament.
On April 3, 2011, Mickelson won the Shell Houston Open with a 20-under-par, three-stroke win over Scott Verplank. Mickelson rose to No. 3 in the world ranking, while Tiger Woods fell to No. 7. Mickelson had not been ranked above Woods since the week prior to the 1997 Masters Tournament.
At the 2011 Open Championship, Mickelson recorded just his second top-ten finish in 18 tournaments by tying for second with Dustin Johnson. His front nine 30 put him briefly in a tie for the lead with eventual champion Darren Clarke. However, his poor putting caused him to fade from contention toward the end, to finish tied for second.
At the 2011 Deutsche Bank Championship, Mickelson began using a belly putter, an Odyssey Sabertooth with a White Hot XG insert. Mickelson has been receiving advice from 2011 PGA Championship winner Keegan Bradley on technique with a belly putter.
Mickelson switched back to the conventional putter in 2012, where he made his debut at the Humana Challenge finishing tied for 49th at 10-under par and struggled with his game slightly. His erratic play continued the following week at the Farmers Insurance Open when he missed the cut after shooting rounds of 77 and 68. In the final round of the 2012 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Mickelson rallied from 6 back, winning the tournament by two shots with a final round score of 8-under 64 and a four round total of 269. The win marked his 40th career victory on the PGA Tour. The following week at Riviera Country Club, Mickelson lost the Northern Trust Open in a three man playoff. He had held the lead or a share of it from day one until the back nine on Sunday when Bill Haas posted the clubhouse lead at seven under par. Mickelson holed a 27-foot birdie putt on the final regulation hole to force a playoff alongside Haas and Keegan Bradley. Haas however won the playoff with a 40 foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole. The second place finish moved Mickelson back into the world's top 10.
Mickelson finished tied for third at the 2012 Masters Tournament. After opening the tournament with a two-over-par 74, he shot 68-66 in the next two rounds and ended up one behind the leader Peter Hanson by the Saturday night. Mickelson had a poor start to his fourth round, scoring a triple-bogey when he hit his ball far to the left of the green on the par-3 4th hole, hitting the stand and landing in a bamboo plant. This ended up being Mickelson's only score over par in the whole round, and he ended with a score of eight-under overall. Earlier in the tournament he had received widespread praise for being present to watch Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player hit the ceremonial opening tee-shots, nearly seven hours before Mickelson's own tee time.
Mickelson then played the Wells Fargo Championship and finished T-26. He next played The Players Championship and finished T-25th. He went on to make a charge on Sunday at the HP Byron Nelson Championship, but bogeyed 17 and 18, and finished T-7th. He then withdrew from the Memorial Tournament, citing mental fatigue, after a first round 79. He was to be paired with Tiger Woods and Bubba Watson at the U.S. Open. He fought to make the cut in the U.S. Open, and finished T-65th. After taking a couple of weeks off, he played the Greenbrier Classic. Putting problems meant a second straight missed cut at the Greenbrier and a third missed cut at The Open Championship, shooting 73-78 (11 over par). He finished T-43rd at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. He then finished T-36th at the PGA Championship.
To start the 2012 FedEx Cup Playoffs, Mickelson finished T38 at The Barclays, +1 for the tournament. He tied with Tiger Woods, Zach Johnson, and five other players. In this tournament, he started using the claw putting grip on the greens. At the next event, the Deutsche Bank Championship, he finished the tournament with a –14, tied for 4th with Dustin Johnson. At the BMW Championship, Mickelson posted a –16 for the first three rounds, one of those rounds being a –8, 64. On the final day, Mickelson shot a –2, 70, to finish tied for 2nd, with Lee Westwood, two shots behind leader, and back-to-back winner, Rory McIlroy. At the Tour Championship, he ended up finishing tied for 15th, at +1, with Sergio García, Scott Piercy, and Zach Johnson. He went on to have a 3–1 record at the Ryder Cup; however, the USA team lost the event.
Mickelson began the 2013 season by playing in the Humana Challenge in January, where he finished T37 at –17. His next event was the following week in his home event near San Diego at the Farmers Insurance Open. Mickelson endured a disappointing tournament, finishing T51, shooting all four rounds in the 70's.
In the first round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, Mickelson tied his career low round of 60. He made seven birdies in his first nine holes and needed a birdie on the 18th hole to equal the PGA Tour record of 59. However, his 25-foot birdie putt on the final hole lipped out, resulting in him missing out by a single shot on making only the sixth round of 59 in PGA Tour history. Mickelson flirted with history in each of the remaining rounds to set new records, but just missed them. He did however equal Mark Calcavecchia's tournament scoring record of 28 under par. He went on to claim the title, leading wire-to-wire to complete a four shot win over Brandt Snedeker for his 41st PGA Tour victory and 3rd Phoenix Open title. He also moved back inside the world's top 10 after falling down as far as number 22.
Taxation controversy 
Mickelson publicly commented that he was considering drastic changes and may move his family out of California over high taxes, but apologized just days later saying that he "shouldn't have spoken out on such a personal topic." Mickelson says he is learning about the new tax laws that are affecting his rate and has no decisive plan. Although controversy was also stirred concerning Mickelson retiring due to the taxation, these comments were only speculation as Mickelson did not mention retirement in his comments.
Playing style 
As a professional competitor, Mickelson's playing style is described by many as "aggressive" and highly social. Sometimes, his strategy towards difficult shots (bad lies, obstructions) tends to be what may be considered risky and a gamble.
Mickelson's game has been characterized by his powerful but often inaccurate full swing, but even more so by his excellent short game, and most of all his daring "Phil flop" shot, in which a big swing with a high-lofted wedge against a tight lie flies a ball high into the air for a short distance. His putting has been usually excellent since turning pro.
Earnings and endorsements 
Although ranked second on the "all-time money list" of tournament prize money won, Mickelson earns far more from endorsements than from prize money. According to one estimate of 2011 earnings (comprising salary, winnings, bonuses, endorsements and appearances) Mickelson was then the second-highest paid athlete in the United States, earning an income of over $62 million, $53 million of which came from endorsements. Major companies which Mickelson currently endorses are KPMG, ExxonMobil (Mickelson and wife Amy started a teacher sponsorship fund with the company), Rolex, Barclays, and Callaway Golf. He has been previously sponsored by Titleist, Bearing Point and Ford. After being diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis in 2010, Mickelson was treated with Enbrel and began endorsing the drug.
Amateur wins (7) 
- 1980 Junior World Golf Championships (Boys 9-10)
- 1989 NCAA Division I Championship
- 1990 NCAA Division I Championship, U.S. Amateur, Porter Cup
- 1991 Western Amateur
- 1992 NCAA Division I Championship
Professional wins (49) 
PGA Tour wins (41) 
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||Jan 13, 1991||Northern Telecom Open
(as an amateur)
|–16 (65-71-65-71=272)||1 stroke||Tom Purtzer, Bob Tway|
|2||Feb 21, 1993||Buick Invitational of California||–10 (75-69-69-65=278)||7 strokes|| Jay Don Blake, Jay Haas,
|3||Aug 22, 1993||The International||45 pts. (11-7-11-16 = 45)||8 points||Mark Calcavecchia|
|4||Jan 9, 1994||Mercedes Championships||–12 (70-68-70-68=276)||Playoff||Fred Couples|
|5||Jan 22, 1995||Northern Telecom Open (2)||–19 (65-66-70-68=269)||1 stroke||Jim Gallagher, Jr., Scott Simpson|
|6||Jan 14, 1996||Nortel Open (3)||–14 (69-66-71-67=273)||2 strokes||Bob Tway|
|7||Jan 27, 1996||Phoenix Open||–15 (69-67-66-67=269)||Playoff||Justin Leonard|
|8||May 15, 1996||GTE Byron Nelson Golf Classic||–15 (67-65-67-66=265)||2 strokes||Craig Parry|
|9||Aug 25, 1996||NEC World Series of Golf||–6 (70-66-68-70=274)||3 strokes|| Billy Mayfair, Steve Stricker,
|10||Mar 23, 1997||Bay Hill Invitational||–16 (72-65-70-65=272)||3 strokes||Stuart Appleby|
|11||Aug 3, 1997||Sprint International (2)||48 pts. (14-13-12-9 = 48)||7 points||Stuart Appleby|
|12||Jan 11, 1998||Mercedes Championships (2)||–17 (68-67-68-68=271)||1 stroke||Mark O'Meara, Tiger Woods|
|13||Feb 1, 1998||AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am||–14 (65-70-67=202)||1 stroke||Tom Pernice, Jr.|
|14||Feb 13, 2000||Buick Invitational (2)||–18 (66-67-67-70=270)||4 strokes||Shigeki Maruyama, Tiger Woods|
|15||Apr 2, 2000||BellSouth Classic||–11 (67-69-69=205)||Playoff||Gary Nicklaus|
|16||May 21, 2000||MasterCard Colonial||–12 (67-68-70-63=268)||2 strokes||Stewart Cink, Davis Love III|
|17||Nov 5, 2000||The Tour Championship||–13 (67-69-65-66=267)||2 strokes||Tiger Woods|
|18||Feb 11, 2001||Buick Invitational (3)||–19 (68-64-71-66=269)||Playoff||Frank Lickliter, Davis Love III|
|19||Jul 1, 2001||Canon Greater Hartford Open||–16 (67-68-61-68=264)||1 stroke||Billy Andrade|
|20||Jan 20, 2002||Bob Hope Chrysler Classic||–30 (64-67-70-65-64=330)||Playoff||David Berganio, Jr.|
|21||Jun 23, 2002||Canon Greater Hartford Open (2)||–14 (69-67-66-64=264)||1 stroke||Jonathan Kaye, Davis Love III|
|22||Jan 25, 2004||Bob Hope Chrysler Classic (2)||–30 (68-63-64-67-68=330)||Playoff||Skip Kendall|
|23||Apr 11, 2004||Masters Tournament||–9 (72-69-69-69=279)||1 stroke||Ernie Els|
|24||Feb 6, 2005||FBR Open (2)||–17 (73-60-66-68=267)||5 strokes||Scott McCarron, Kevin Na|
|25||Feb 13, 2005||AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am (2)||–19 (62-67-67-73=269)||4 strokes||Mike Weir|
|26||Apr 4, 2005||BellSouth Classic (2)||–8 (74-65-69=208)||Playoff|| Arjun Atwal, Rich Beem,
Brandt Jobe, José María Olazábal
|27||Aug 15, 2005||PGA Championship||–4 (67-65-72-72=276)||1 stroke||Thomas Bjørn, Steve Elkington|
|28||Apr 2, 2006||BellSouth Classic (3)||–28 (63-65-67-65=260)||13 strokes||Zach Johnson, José María Olazábal|
|29||Apr 9, 2006||Masters Tournament (2)||–7 (70-72-70-69=281)||2 strokes||Tim Clark|
|30||Feb 11, 2007||AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am (3)||–20 (65-67-70-66=268)||5 strokes||Kevin Sutherland|
|31||May 13, 2007||The Players Championship||–11 (67-72-69-69=277)||2 strokes||Sergio García|
|32||Sep 3, 2007||Deutsche Bank Championship||–16 (70-64-68-66=268)||2 strokes|| Arron Oberholser, Brett Wetterich,
|33||Feb 17, 2008||Northern Trust Open||–12 (68-64-70-70=272)||2 strokes||Jeff Quinney|
|34||May 25, 2008||Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial (2)||–14 (65-68-65-68=266)||1 stroke||Tim Clark, Rod Pampling|
|35||Feb 22, 2009||Northern Trust Open (2)||–15 (63-72-62-72=269)||1 stroke||Steve Stricker|
|36||Mar 15, 2009||WGC-CA Championship||–19 (65-66-69-69=269)||1 stroke||Nick Watney|
|37||Sep 27, 2009||The Tour Championship (2)||–9 (73-67-66-65=271)||3 strokes||Tiger Woods|
|38||Apr 11, 2010||Masters Tournament (3)||–16 (67-71-67-67=272)||3 strokes||Lee Westwood|
|39||Apr 3, 2011||Shell Houston Open||–20 (70-70-63-65=268)||3 strokes||Chris Kirk, Scott Verplank|
|40||Feb 12, 2012||AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am (4)||–17 (70-65-70-64=269)||2 strokes||Charlie Wi|
|41||Feb 3, 2013||Waste Management Phoenix Open (3)||–28 (60-65-64-67=256)||4 strokes||Brandt Snedeker|
PGA Tour playoff record (7–4)
|1||1994||Mercedes Championships||Fred Couples||Won with par on second extra hole|
|2||1996||Phoenix Open||Justin Leonard||Won with birdie on third extra hole|
|3||2000||BellSouth Classic||Gary Nicklaus||Won with birdie on first extra hole|
|4||2000||GTE Byron Nelson Classic||Davis Love III, Jesper Parnevik||Parnevik won with birdie on third extra hole
Mickelson eliminated with birdie on second hole
|5||2001||Buick Invitational||Frank Lickliter, Davis Love III||Won with double bogey on third extra hole
Love eliminated with par on second hole
|6||2002||Bob Hope Chrysler Classic||David Berganio, Jr.||Won with birdie on first extra hole|
|7||2004||Bob Hope Chrysler Classic||Skip Kendall||Won with birdie on first extra hole|
|8||2005||BellSouth Classic|| Arjun Atwal, Rich Beem,
Brandt Jobe, José María Olazábal
|Won with birdie on fourth extra hole
Olazábal eliminated with par on third hole
Atwal and Jobe eliminated with par on first hole
|9||2007||Nissan Open||Charles Howell III||Lost to par on third extra hole|
|10||2008||FBR Open||J. B. Holmes||Lost to birdie on first extra hole|
|11||2012||Northern Trust Open||Keegan Bradley, Bill Haas||Haas won with birdie on second extra hole|
European Tour wins (7) 
|Major championships (4)|
|World Golf Championships (2)|
|Other European Tour (1)|
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||Apr 11, 2004||Masters Tournament||–9 (72-69-69-69=279)||1 stroke||Ernie Els|
|2||Aug 15, 2005||PGA Championship||–4 (67-65-72-72=276)||1 stroke||Thomas Bjorn, Steve Elkington|
|3||Apr 9, 2006||Masters Tournament||–7 (70-72-70-69=281)||2 strokes||Tim Clark|
|4||Nov 11, 2007
|HSBC Champions1||–10 (68-66-68-76=278)||Playoff||Lee Westwood, Ross Fisher|
|5||Mar 15, 2009||WGC-CA Championship||–19 (65-66-69-69=269)||1 stroke||Nick Watney|
|6||Nov 8, 2009||WGC-HSBC Champions2||–17 (69-66-67-69=271)||1 stroke||Ernie Els|
|7||Apr 11, 2010||Masters Tournament||–16 (67-71-67-67=272)||3 strokes||Lee Westwood|
1 Co-sanctioned with Asian Tour, Sunshine Tour and PGA Tour of Australasia
2 Official event on European Tour, co-sanctioned by PGA Tour, Asian Tour, Sunshine Tour & PGA Tour of Australasia, but not an official PGA Tour event
European Tour playoff record (1–1)
|1||2007||Scottish Open||Gregory Havret||Lost to par on first extra hole|
|2||2007||HSBC Champions||Ross Fisher, Lee Westwood||Won with birdie on second extra hole|
Challenge Tour wins (1) 
Other wins (5) 
- 1997 Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge (with Fred Couples and Tom Lehman)
- 2000 Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge (with Notah Begay III and Rocco Mediate)
- 2001 Tylenol Par-3 Shootout at Treetops Resort
- 2004 TELUS Skins Game, PGA Grand Slam of Golf
Major championships 
Wins (4) 
|Year||Championship||54 Holes||Winning score||Margin||Runner(s)-up|
|2004||Masters Tournament||Tied for lead||–9 (72-69-69-69=279)||1 stroke||Ernie Els|
|2005||PGA Championship||Tied for lead||–4 (67-65-72-72=276)||1 stroke||Thomas Bjørn, Steve Elkington|
|2006||Masters Tournament (2)||1 shot lead||–7 (70-72-70-69=281)||2 strokes||Tim Clark|
|2010||Masters Tournament (3)||1 shot deficit||–16 (67-71-67-67=272)||3 strokes||Lee Westwood|
Results timeline 
|The Open Championship||DNP||T73||DNP||DNP||CUT||T40||T41||T24||79||CUT|
|The Open Championship||T11||T30||T66||T59||3||T60||T22||CUT||T19||DNP|
|The Open Championship||T48||T2||CUT|
LA = Low Amateur
DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10
- Starts – 82
- Wins – 4
- 2nd place finishes – 7
- 3rd place finishes – 7
- Top 3 finishes – 18
- Top 5 finishes – 22
- Top 10 finishes – 33
- Top 25 finishes – 45
- Missed cuts – 8
- Most consecutive cuts made – 30
- Longest streak of top-10s – 5
World Golf Championships 
Wins (2) 
|Year||Championship||54 holes||Winning score||Margin of victory||Runner-up|
|2009||WGC-CA Championship||Tied for lead||–19 (65-66-69-69=269)||1 stroke||Nick Watney|
|2009||WGC-HSBC Champions||2 shot lead||–17 (69-66-67-69=271)||1 stroke||Ernie Els|
Results timeline 
|Accenture Match Play Championship||R16||R64||DNP||R64||R16||QF||R16||R16||R32||R32|
|Accenture Match Play Championship||R16||DNP||R32||DNP||DNP|
1Cancelled due to 9/11
The HSBC Champions did not become a WGC event until 2009 (it is not an official money PGA Tour event). Mickelson won the event in 2007, before it became part of the WGC schedule.
DNP = Did not play
QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = tied
NT = No Tournament
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.
PGA Tour career summary 
|Year||Wins (Majors)||Earnings ($)||Rank|
* As of April 14, 2013.
Note: Mickelson won as an amateur in 1991 and therefore did not receive any prize money.
U.S. national team appearances 
- Presidents Cup: 1994 (winners), 1996 (winners), 1998, 2000 (winners), 2003 (tie), 2005 (winners), 2007 (winners), 2009 (winners), 2011 (winners)
- Ryder Cup: 1995, 1997, 1999 (winners), 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008 (winners), 2010, 2012
- Alfred Dunhill Cup: 1996 (winners)
- World Cup: 2002
As of 4/2/2013 via GolfWRX.com
- Driver: Callaway RAZR Fit Xtreme
Loft: 9.5 Degrees adjusted to 8.1 Degrees Weights: 5-gram toe weight and 3-gram heel weight Shaft: Mitsubishi Rayon Fubuki K. 059 70 X Prototype Grip: Golf Pride Dual Durometer (White/Black)
- 3 Wood:Callaway XHOT Pro 3Deep
Loft: 13 Degrees Shaft: Mitsubishi Rayon Fubuki K. 80 X Prototype Grip: Golf Pride Dual Durometer (White/Black) Length: 43.25 Inches
- 5 Wood: Titleist 980F
Loft: 17 Degrees Shaft: Graphite Design PM 902 X-Flex Grip: Golf Pride Dual Durometer (White/Black) Length: 42.25 Inches
- Irons: Callaway RAZR X Forged Muscleback (4-PW)
Shafts: KBS Tour V2 Shafts Grips: Golf Pride Dual Durometer (White/Black)
- Wedges: Callaway X Series Jaws (52,60,64 Degrees)
Shafts: KBS Tour V2 Shafts Grips: Golf Pride Dual Durometer (White/Black)
- Putter: Odyssey Black Series Tour #9
- Ball: Callaway HEX Black Tour
As of April 2, 2013
See also 
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Phil Mickelson|
- List of golfers with most PGA Tour wins
- List of men's major championships winning golfers
- Monday Night Golf
- World Golf Hall of Fame to induct Mickelson in 2012
- USA Today - Phil Sr. prepared son for greatness - 2005-08-15
- Personal section of PGA Tour official media guide
- The Gigantic Book of Golf Quotations, ed. Jim Apfelbaum. 2007.
- Major Issues
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- Official website
- Phil Mickelson at the PGA Tour official site
- Phil Mickelson at the European Tour official site
- Phil Mickelson at the Official World Golf Ranking official site
- On Course With Phil
- Phil Mickelson on Charlie Rose
- Works by or about Phil Mickelson in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
- Phil Mickelson collected news and commentary at The New York Times