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Phil Mickelson

  • Birthplace: San Diego, CA
  • Residence: Rancho Santa Fe, CA; plays out of Grayhawk GC
  • Birth Date: June 16, 1970
  • height: 6-3
  • Turned Pro: 1992

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PGA TOUR Victories

(36) 1991,Northern Telecom Open. 1993,Buick Invitational of California, The International. 1994,Mercedes Championships. 1995,Northern Telecom Open. 1996,Nortel Open, Phoenix Open, GTE Byron Nelson Golf Classic, NEC World Series of Golf. 1997,Bay Hill Invitational, Sprint International. 1998,Mercedes Championships, AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. 2000,Buick Invitational, BellSouth Classic, MasterCard Colonial, THE TOUR Championship. 2001,Buick Invitational, Canon Greater Hartford Open. 2002,Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, Canon Greater Hartford Open. 2004,Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, Masters Tournament. 2005,FBR Open, AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, BellSouth Classic, PGA Championship. 2006,BellSouth Classic, Masters Tournament. 2007,AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, THE PLAYERS Championship, Deutsche Bank Championship. 2008,Northern Trust Open, Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial. 2009,Northern Trust Open, World Golf Championships-CA Championship.

International Victories

(2): 1993 Perrier Open [Eur]. 2007 HSBC Champions [Eur].

Other Victories

(3): 2001 Tylenol Par-3 Shootout at Treetops Resort. 2004 Telus Skins Game, PGA Grand Slam of Golf.

2009 PGA TOUR Money and Position

$3,854,811 (4)

2009 PGA TOUR Best Finishes

1-- Northern Trust Open, World Golf Championships-CA Championship. T2-- U.S. Open Championship. 5-- Masters Tournament. T5-- Quail Hollow Championship. T9-- World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship.

PGA TOUR Best Round

62 at Round 3, Northern Trust Open.

PGA TOUR Highlights

Defending his 2008 victory at the Northern Trust Open, posted an 8-under 63 to take a one-stroke lead after the first round. Topped that with a 9-under 62 on Saturday on his way to a four-stroke cushion entering the final 18 holes. After opening with an eagle on the first hole on Sunday, reeled off five bogeys in his next 15 holes to lose the lead. Birdies on the 16th and 17th holes regained the lead and he two-putted from the fringe on the finishing hole to beat Steve Stricker by one. The win was the 35th of his career. Became the first player since Ben Hogan (1946-48) to follow up a runner-up finish (2007) with consecutive victories at the Northern Trust Open (2008-09). He became the seventh player to win in back-to-back seasons at the event, and in the process successfully defended a title for the fifth time in his career...Finished T9 when he lost, 1-down, to Stewart Cink in the third round of the Accenture Match Play Championship...Weakened and dehydrated by a stomach virus that sent him to the hospital on the eve of the final round, closed with seven straight pars for a 3-under 69 to win the World Golf Championships-CA Championship by one stroke over Nick Watney, whose 30-foot birdie try on the final green barely missed. His second victory in his last three starts moved him to No. 2 in the FedExCup standings and to No. 2 in the world. The victory was also the 36th of his career, tied with Lloyd Mangrum for 12th all time...Tied the tournament record with a 30 on the front nine in the final round to jump into contention at the Masters Tournament. However, was derailed by a double bogey on the par-3 12th and a bogey on the 18th to finish fifth after a final-round 67...Wife Amy was diagnosed with breast cancer on May 20 and put his schedule on hold...Returned to action at the St. Jude Classic presented by FedEx in early June, where he finished T59. Also played in the following week's U.S. Open at Bethpage Black, where he T2, two strokes behind Lucas Glover. Was tied for the lead at 4-under par after an eagle on No. 13 in the final round, but bogeys on 15 and 17 pushed him back to second. Fifth runner-up finish at the U.S. Open was a record...Missed next six weeks to be with wife and mother, who also had breast cancer surgery.Missed the British Open, the first time he didn't play in a major championship since 1994. Returned to action in early August at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- Northern Telecom Open, Buick Invitational of California, The International, Mercedes Championships, Northern Telecom Open, Nortel Open, Phoenix Open, GTE Byron Nelson Golf Classic, NEC World Series of Golf, Bay Hill Invitational, Sprint International, Mercedes Championships, AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, Buick Invitational, BellSouth Classic, MasterCard Colonial, THE TOUR Championship, Buick Invitational, Canon Greater Hartford Open, Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, Canon Greater Hartford Open, Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, Masters Tournament, FBR Open, AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, BellSouth Classic, PGA Championship, BellSouth Classic, Masters Tournament, AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, THE PLAYERS Championship, Deutsche Bank Championship, Northern Trust Open, Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, Northern Trust Open, World Golf Championships-CA Championship.

Career Highlights

2008: Moved his career-win total to 34 with victories at the Northern Trust Open and the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, helping him finish seventh in the FedExCup standings. Ended the season with eight top-10 finishes and a career-best 19 top-25 finishes...Despite being hampered by respiratory problems, finished T6 at the Buick Invitational in his season debut. Has nine top-10s in 19 starts at the Buick Invitational, including three victories...Rallied from four strokes behind J.B. Holmes entering the final round of the FBR Open to force a playoff with Holmes. Lost on first extra hole to a Holmes birdie. The runner-up finish was the 21st of his career. Earlier in the final round, gave two tickets to the Super Bowl, which was being played that night in the Phoenix area, to a father and his young son in the gallery...Made up for a 2007 playoff loss at Riviera CC by defeating Jeff Quinney by two strokes at the Northern Trust Open. Took lead for good on the short par-4 10th when, trailing by one, he drove over the green and got up and down for birdie while Quinney made bogey. First played the event as an amateur 20 years earlier, missing the cut...With a T5 finish at the Masters, has 11 top-10s in 15 career professional starts, including two wins and nine top-10s in his last 10 trips to Augusta National...Hit a wedge from the left trees to within 9 feet and sank the birdie putt on the final hole to win the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial. Tied with Rod Pampling and Tim Clark at 13-under par, Mickelson drove left into the trees on the 433-yard, par-4 finishing hole and faced a difficult second shot from 140 yards with one tree to navigate under and a second to go over. His approach cleared the left-front bunker and settled just right of the hole where he sealed his second victory of the season and the 34th of his PGA TOUR career, 13th on the all-time winners list. Mickelson birdied the finishing hole in every round...Finished T4 at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational. Was three back of the lead after 36 holes and shared the 54-hole lead, but a closing even-par 70 dropped him to T4. It was his best finish in a World Golf Championships event since a second at the 1999 Bridgestone Invitational...The next week recorded a T7 finish at the PGA Championship at Oakland Hills, his 27th top-10 in a major championship...Capped off the year as a member of the victorious U.S. Ryder Cup team, followed by a T3 finish at THE TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola. 2007: Competed in three of the four PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup events and finished third in season-long points. Won three times and earned a career-high $5,819,988, which pushed his career earnings past the $45-million mark. Finished in the top-10 in money-winners (second) for the seventh time in the last eight seasons. Earned a spot on the victorious United States Presidents Cup team...Earned 30th career TOUR victory at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Shared the lead after each of the first three rounds after opening 65-67-70, and closed with a 6-under 66 at Pebble Beach to win by five over Kevin Sutherland. Total of 20-under-par 268 tied Mark O'Meara (1997) for 72-hole low. Third career AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am victory was the 10th TOUR win in his home state of California...Lost on the third of a sudden-death playoff (bogey on the par-3 14th) at the Nissan Open to Charles Howell III. Birdied the 71st hole to take a one-stroke lead, but bogeyed the 72nd hole to fall into a playoff with Howell...Overcame one-stroke deficit to 54-hole leader Sean O'Hair to win THE PLAYERS Championship in 14th career start at TPC Sawgrass. Posted rounds of 67-72-69-69--277 to finish two strokes ahead of Sergio Garcia. Victory was 31st of career. Earned a career-best $1,620,000...Forced to withdraw after 11 holes of his first round at the Memorial Tournament due to a left wrist injury sustained while practicing out of rough at Oakmont CC, site of the U.S. Open. Second career withdrawal, the first coming at the 2004 Las Vegas Invitational where he withdrew prior to the third round due to food poisoning. Also forced to withdraw the following week before playing in the Stanford St. Jude Championship...Missed back-to-back cuts (U.S. Open-AT&T National) for the first time since 2002 (AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am and Buick Invitational)...Earned his third victory of the season at the Deutsche Bank Championship in a showdown with Tiger Woods. Held off Woods down the stretch at TPC Boston on Labor Day Monday with a 5-under 66 to win by two strokes over Woods, Arron Oberholser and Brett Wetterich. Finished at 16-under 268, moving atop the standings in the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup and to second in the Official World Golf Ranking. It was his 17th different tournament win on TOUR and the 32nd of the his career. Witnessed a no-hitter by Boston Red Sox rookie Clay Buchholz at Fenway Park after Saturday's second round...Bypassed the BMW Championship to fall to No. 3 in FedExCup standings...Needing a victory at THE TOUR Championship to have an opportunity to capture the FedExCup and finished 20th. Closed the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup third behind Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker, earning a $2-million bonus...Earned a spot on his seventh consecutive Presidents Cup and compiled a record of 2-1-2, bringing his career record to 11-13-9. He and Vijay Singh are the only players who have played in every Presidents Cup since the event's inception in 1994...Birdied the second playoff hole to beat Englishmen Ross Fisher and Lee Westwood in the European Tour's HSBC Champions in Shanghai, China. 2006: Captured second Masters and recorded a 13-shot blowout of the field one week prior at the BellSouth Classic. Recorded multiple wins in a season for the 10th time in 14 seasons on TOUR. Finished among the top-10 money-winners (sixth) for the sixth time in last seven seasons...Broke virtually every tournament record en route to wire-to-wire repeat victory at the BellSouth Classic. Posted a 260 total (63-65-67-65) to defeat runners-up Zach Johnson and Jose Maria Olazabal by 13 strokes, the largest margin of victory since Tiger Woods won the 2000 U.S. Open by 15. 28-under total matched John Huston (1998 United Airlines Hawaiian Open) for 72-hole PGA TOUR event held on a par-72 course. Total of 31 birdies was one short of the TOUR record for a 72-hole event by Mark Calcavecchia (2001 Phoenix) and Paul Gow (2001 B.C. Open)...Captured third career major championship at the Masters with rounds of 70-72-70-69--281. Coupled with his win at the final major of 2005, the PGA Championship, became the first player since Tiger Woods (2002) to win back-to-back majors. Held the 54-hole lead by one stroke over Fred Couples, and posted just one bogey in the final round en route to a two-stroke win over Tim Clark...Playing in his 14th U.S. Open as a professional, was looking to join Tiger Woods (2000-01) and Ben Hogan (1953) as the only players in modern era (since inception of the Masters in 1934) to win three consecutive majors. Held a share of the 54-hole lead with England's Kenneth Ferrie at 2-over. In final round, held a two-stroke lead after No. 15, but fell into a three-way tie for second, behind winner Geoff Ogilvy, with Jim Furyk and Colin Montgomerie, after a bogey on No. 16 and a double bogey on the 18th. 2005: Captured four TOUR events, including second major championship, and proved to be a vital cog on the victorious U.S. Presidents Cup squad...The 13th player in tournament history to win the FBR Open in Phoenix twice, and in doing so, won for the first time in almost a year (2004 Masters). After opening with a 2-over 73, bounced back with a career-low 11-under 60 to tie the course record set by Grant Waite in 1996 and matched by Mark Calcavecchia in 2001. Finished five strokes ahead of Scott McCarron and Kevin Na...Won in back-to-back weeks for the first time in his career with his first wire-to-wire victory at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Held a seven-stroke lead over Greg Owen through 54 holes prior to defeating Mike Weir by four strokes. Was the first wire-to-wire winner in the 68-year history of the tournament. Opened the event with a 10-under 62 at Spyglass Hill GC, breaking the old course record by two strokes. Also set 36-hole (15-under 129) and 54-hole (20-under 196) records while becoming the ninth player to win the tournament twice (1998). A final-round 1-over 73 left him at 19-under 269, one shy of tying Mark O'Meara's tournament record set in 1997...The week prior to Masters defense, won the 54-hole, weather-shortened BellSouth Classic in a playoff for the second time in his career. Won the 54-hole 2000 tournament in a one-hole playoff over Gary Nicklaus. This time, combined a birdie putt on the 54th hole with a missed 5-foot birdie putt by Jose Maria Olazabal to get into a five-way playoff with Olazabal, Arjun Atwal, Rich Beem and Brandt Jobe. Atwal and Jobe were eliminated on the first hole while Olazabal left after three. Mickelson won with a birdie on the fourth extra hole to Beem's par. Playoff record improved to 7-1...Edged Thomas Bjorn and Steve Elkington by a stroke to win the PGA Championship on Monday morning and clinch his second major championship title. Became the first left-hander to win the PGA and the first lefty to win two majors. Moved past Ernie Els to No. 3 in the world with the victory...Recorded a hole-in-one on No. 7 during Saturday's third round of the 84 LUMBER Classic with a 7-iron from 200 yards. It was his fifth career ace on the PGA TOUR...Paired with Chris DiMarco at The Presidents Cup for four of five matches, posted a 3-0-2 record to aid U.S. effort. Halved Sunday singles match with Angel Cabrera. 2004: Won in his first TOUR appearance of the season for the fifth time in career, capturing the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. Posted a birdie on first playoff hole to defeat Skip Kendall...At age 33 years, 9 months and 26 days, captured first major championship in 47th attempt (43rd as a professional), winning the Masters. Held a share of the 54-hole lead with Chris DiMarco. Posted a back-nine, 5-under-par 31, punctuated by an 18-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole, to clinch the one-stroke win over Ernie Els. Only the fourth player in Masters history to win the event on the final putt of the tournament, joining Arnold Palmer (1960), Sandy Lyle (1988) and Mark O'Meara (1998)...Finished second for the third time in last six years at the U.S. Open. Led Retief Goosen by one stroke with two holes to play. Lost lead when he three-putted the par-3 17th hole for double bogey and Goosen birdied the par-5 16th hole. Finished two strokes behind Goosen...Won two ESPY Awards, for Best Championship Performance and Best Male Golfer...Finished top-10 in all four majors for the first time in career. Only he and Ernie Els accomplished the feat during season. 2003: Finished outside the top 30 for first time in 11-year career. Still managed seven top-10s in 23 starts...For the third consecutive year finished third at the Masters (also finished third there in 1996). 2002: Won multiple TOUR events for seventh time in 10 years...Became second player to top $20-million mark for career...Captured Bob Hope Chrysler Classic in first appearance of season and first TOUR start since August 2001. Overcame four-shot deficit with a 64 on the final day, including a final birdie, to finish tied with David Berganio, Jr., at 30-under-par 330. Defeated Berganio with a birdie on the first playoff hole...Shot a final-round 64 at the Canon Greater Hartford Open, including a birdie on the final hole, to beat Davis Love III and Jonathan Kaye by one stroke. Became first player in 51 Hartford tournaments to win in consecutive years. 2001: Posted two victories and finished second on the money list ($4,403,883)...Won the Buick Invitational in hometown of San Diego in playoff with Frank Lickliter II and Davis Love III. Beat Lickliter with a double bogey on the third extra hole...Won for the second time on the season at Canon Greater Hartford Open, keyed by a third-round 61...Shot three straight 66s to start the PGA at Atlanta Athletic Club. Came down to 18th hole one behind David Toms. Toms laid up short of the hazard in front of the green. Mickelson's long birdie putt from the back of the green was just short and Toms got up and down for par and the victory. 2000: Enjoyed fifth multiple-win season and second four-win season, including ending Tiger Woods' consecutive victory string at six with four-stroke win at Buick Invitational and capturing THE TOUR Championship at Atlanta's East Lake GC with a final-round 66. 1999: Despite failing to win, posted another strong season and had memorable performance in the U.S. Open at Pinehurst. With wife Amy's delivery of their first child imminent, lost by one stroke to Payne Stewart. Couple's first child, Amanda Bryan, was born day after tournament finished. 1998: Was able to hold off Mark O'Meara and Tiger Woods on Sunday with a final-round 68 to win Mercedes Championships...Also won the weather-postponed AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. 1997: Two-time winner, with victories at Bay Hill Invitational and Sprint International. 1996: Won four times, including two of his first three starts, successfully defending Nortel Open title and defeating Justin Leonard in playoff to win Phoenix Open. Became first player since Johnny Miller in 1975 to win in Phoenix and Tucson in the same year...Won GTE Byron Nelson Classic and NEC World Series of Golf, taking the lead at both events after 36 holes. 1995: Won Northern Telecom Open for the second time, following his 1991 victory as an amateur. 1994: Won Mercedes Championships at La Costa, defeating Fred Couples in a playoff...Made first Presidents Cup team, finishing with 2-1-2 record. 1993: Won first two titles as a professional, the Buick Invitational, and The INTERNATIONAL. Amateur: Last amateur to win a TOUR event with victory at 1991 Northern Telecom Open, by one stroke over Tom Purtzer. Was the first amateur since Scott Verplank in 1985 at the Western Open to win PGA TOUR event...In 1990, became only left-handed player to win U.S. Amateur...One of only four golfers to win NCAA Championship and U.S. Amateur in same year. The others are Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and Ryan Moore...Along with Gary Hallberg, David Duval and Bryce Molder, only four-time first-team golf All-Americans.


After Masters victory in April 2004, did media tour of New York and Los Angeles that included appearances on "Late Night with David Letterman" and "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno"...Started hitting golf balls at 18 months...Is right-handed in everything except golf. As his father demonstrated right-handed, he followed along left-handed...An avid pilot, following in the footsteps of his father, Phil Sr., who was a Navy pilot...With wife Amy, has been involved with the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, Homes for Our Troops and Birdies for the Brave the last two seasons, helping to raise money for these three organizations...Mother, Mary, was honored as March of Dimes Mother of the Year in November 1998...First golf-course design project, Whisper Rock, near Scottsdale, AZ, opened in 2001...Web site is of the American Junior Golf Association.

PGA TOUR Playoff Record


National Teams

The Presidents Cup (7), 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2007; Ryder Cup (7), 1995, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008; Walker Cup (2), 1989, 1991; World Amateur Team Championship, 1990; Dunhill Cup, 1996.

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