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Phil Mickelson

  • Birthplace: San Diego, Calif.
  • Residence: Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
  • Birthdate: June 16, 1970
  • Age: 37 Ht.:
  • Turned Pro: 1992
  • College: Arizona State
  • Eligibility Code: 1, 3, 8, 9, 10

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Player Notes

Mickelson started at the age of one and a half, playing left-handed as a mirror-image of his father?s swing. When Phil got serious about the game his father built a complete practice area in the backyard of their home in San Diego. . .Phil had a fabulous amateur career, winning the 1989 and 1990 NCAA Championships and the 1990 U.S. Amateur, and was the consensus ?90 College Player of the Year; he was also the low amateur (T29th) at ?90 U.S. Open and a four-time All-American. Mickelson won the 1991 Northern Telecom Open as an amateur, becoming the fifth youngest winner of a professional event ever. . .He turned professional at the 1992 U.S. Open, and since then has become the 3rd golfer (Jack Nicklaus and Jerry Pate are the others) to win five events before age 25. In 1996 he became the first golfer in over 20 years to win the Arizona slam (Nortel and Phoenix), the last to accomplish that was Johnny Miller. With his 10th win at Bay Hill in 1997, he was the fourth youngest player to accomplish that milestone (only Horton Smith, Gene Sarazen and Jack Nicklaus were younger, Tiger Woods has since joined that list). . .Though he plays golf left-handed, is right-handed in everything else. . .One of only four male collegians (with Ben Crenshaw, Curtis Strange and Billy Ray Brown) to win the NCAA title as a freshman . . .One of only three players (with Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods) to win the NCAA and the U.S. Amateur in the same year. . .Led the 1996 money list from Jan. until the last week of the Year when Tom Lehman won the Tour Championship. . ..His four wins were the most won on the PGA Tour in 1996. . . Member of 1995, ?97, ?99, 2002, 2004 and 2006 Ryder Cup Team . . .Member of 1994, ?96, ?98, 2000, '03 and '05 Presidents Cup Team . . .Member of 1989 and ?91 Walker Cup Team . . .Without winning in 1999 he broke a streak in which he had won at least one PGA Tour event every year since 1993 (six consecutive years). One streak that is still alive, he has won over a million dollars a year for the last ten nine years.

Career Victories

PGA Tour
31 - 1991 Northern Telecom Open (as an Amateur), 1993 Buick Invitational of California, The International, 1994 Mercedes Championship, 1995 Northern Telecom Open, 1996 Nortel Open, Phoenix Open, GTE Byron Nelson Classic, NEC World Series of Golf, 1997 Bay Hill Invitational, Sprint International, 1998 Mercedes Championship, AT&T Pebble Beach, 2000 Buick Invitational, BellSouth Classic, MasterCard Colonial, Tour Championship, 2001 Buick Invitational, Canon Greater Hartford Open, 2001 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, Canon Greater Hartford Open, 2004 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, Masters, 2005 FBR Open, AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, BellSouth Classic, PGA Championship, 2006 BellSouth Classic, Masters, 2007?AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, The Players

Other
1993 Perrier Open

Career Summary

1992 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 17; in money - 7; Top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average - 71.65; money - $171,713 (ranked 90th); best finish, 2nd New England Open.

1993 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; in money - 14; Top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average - 71.20 (ranked T89th); money - $628,735 (ranked 22nd); Winner, Buick Invitational and The International.

1994 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 18; in money - 17; Top-10 finishes - 9; scoring average - 69.66 (ranked 8th); money - $748,316 (ranked 15th); Winner, Mercedes Championship. Broke his left leg and suffered a hairline fracture of the right ankle in March during a skiing accident, which sidelined him for close to three months.

1995 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; in money - 15; Top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average - 70.59 (ranked 44th); money - $655,777 (ranked 28th); Winner, Northern Telecom Open.

1996 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 21; in money - 19; Top-10 finishes - 8; scoring average - 70.23 (ranked 16th); money - $1,697,799 (ranked 2nd); Winner, at Nortel Open, Phoenix Open, GTE Byron Nelson Classic and NEC World Series of Golf.

1997 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; in money - 19; Top-10 finishes - 9; scoring average - 70.28 (ranked 27th); money - $1,837,246 (ranked 6th); Winner, at Mercedes Championships and AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

1999 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; in money - 20; Top-10 finishes - 6; scoring average - 70.16 (ranked T17th); money - $1,722,681 (ranked 14th); best finish, 2nd, U.S. Open, NEC Invitational.

2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; rounds played - 80 ; in money -20; Top-10 finishes - 12; money - $4,746,457 (ranked 2nd); Winner, at the Buick Invitational, BellSouth Classic, MasterCard Colonial and Tour Championship

2000 Stats
scoring average - 69.25 / (2nd); driving distance - 288.7 / (3rd); driving accuracy -66.9% / (125th); GIR - 68.1% / (42nd); putting - 1.726 / (3rd); birdie average - 4.21 per rd / (4th) / total birdies - 337; sand saves - 59.2% / (34th); scrambling - 65.2% / (6th); all-around rank - 215 / (3rd)

2001 Notes
Won the Buick Invitational in a playoff

2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; rounds played - 82 ; in money -20; Top-10 finishes - 13; money - $4,403,883 (ranked 2nd); Winner, at the Buick Invitational and Canon Greater Hartford Open

2001 Stats
scoring average - 69.21 / (4th); driving distance - 293.9 / (6th); driving accuracy -69.4% / (78th); GIR - 69.9% / (26); putting - 1.717 / (2nd); birdie average - 4.54 per rd / (1st) / total birdies - 372; sand saves - 55.3% / (56th); scrambling - 63.1% / (29th); all-around rank - 174 / (1st).

2002 Notes
Had a runner-up finish at the U.S. Open and five 3rds. His 12 Top-10 s were 2nd best on tour to Tiger Woods 13.

2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; rounds played - 94 ; in money -23; Top-10 finishes - 12; money - $4,311,971 (ranked 2nd); Winner, at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic and Canon Greater Hartford Open

2002 Stats
scoring average - 69.58 / (4th); driving distance - 288.8 / (25th); driving accuracy -66.3% / (129th); GIR - 67.7% / (46th); putting - 1.717 / (5th); birdie average - 4.35 per rd / (2nd) / total birdies - 409; sand saves - 54.7% / (44th); all-around rank - 259 / (1st).

2003 Notes
First time out of the top-30 of the money list since joining the tour halfway through the 1992 season.

2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; rounds played - 80; in money - 20; Top-10 finishes - 7; money - $1,623,137; (ranked 38th); best finish - 3rd at the Masters

2003 Stats
scoring average - 70.25 / (26th); driving distance - 306.0 / (3rd); driving accuracy - 49.0% / (189th); GIR - 64.8% / (107th); putting - 1.736 / (14th); birdie average - 4.04 per rd / (13th) / total birdies - 323; sand saves - 54.7% / (33rd); all-around; rank - 439 / (17th).

2004 Notes
Won his first major championship on his 47th try.

2004 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; rounds played - 79; in money - 19; Top-10 finishes - 13; money - $5,784,823; (ranked 3rd); best finish - Win at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic and Masters

2004 Stats
scoring average - 69.16 / (4th); driving distance - 295.4 / (30th); driving accuracy - 62.9% / (120th); GIR - 69.5% / (10th); putting - 1.759 / (43rd); birdie average - 4.20 per rd / (3rd) / total birdies - 332; sand saves - 56.4% / (15th); all-around; rank - 296 / (3rd).

2005 Notes
Recorded multiple wins in a season for the ninth time in 13 seasons on TOUR and exceeded $2 million in season earnings for the fifth time.

2005 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 21; rounds played - 74; in money - 22; Top-10 finishes - 9; money - $5,699,605; (ranked 3rd); best finish - Win at the FBR Open, AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, BellSouth Classic and PGA Championship

2005 Stats
scoring average - 69.39 / (5th); driving distance - 300.0 / (26th); driving accuracy - 58.7% / (161st); GIR - 66.9% / (46th); putting - 1.740 / (15th); birdie average - 4.41 per rd / (2nd) / total birdies - 326; sand saves - 57.3% / (15th); all-around; rank - 414 / (8th).

2006 Notes
Season of high's and lows, won his second Masters Tournament title, and a 13-shot blowout of the field one week prior at the BellSouth Classic. But he lost the U.S. Open by one making a double bogey on the 72nd hole.

2006 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 19; rounds played - 69; in money - 18; Top-10 finishes - 8; money - $4,256,505; (ranked 6th); best finish - Win at the BellSouth Classic and Masters

2006 Stats
scoring average - 69.50 / (6th); driving distance - 300.7 / (17th); driving accuracy - 58.6% / (160th); GIR - 68.2% / (21st); putting - 1.731 / (5th); birdie average - 4.38 per rd / (2nd) / total birdies - 302; sand saves - 40.4% / (180th); all-around; rank - 401 / (11th).

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