Phil Mickelson is a professional golfer from the United States of America, who is currently a part of the US PGA Tour. He is a five time major winner, having won three Masters titles, and one Open Championship and PGA Championship each during his long career which has seen him win 42 titles, which puts him at ninth in the list of all time PGA Tour winners.
The veteran American is one of only 16 golfers in history to have won three out of the four major titles during his career. The only major title that he hasn’t been successful in winning is the US Open, where he has been a runner up on six consecutive occasions, which is a record.
The veteran golfer has spent a whopping 700 weeks inside the top ten of the Official World Golf Rankings and has reached a career high of number two in the rankings several times. He even has an exemption on the US PGA Tour. Phil Mickelson is known for his fierce left handed swing, which has earned him the nickname Lefty, although otherwise, he is right handed.
He graduated from ASU in 1992 and turned professional that same year and joined the US PGA Tour, bypassing the qualifying school due to his win at Tucson in 1991 which had earned him a two year exemption. He hired his caddie Jim ‘Bones’ Mackay in 1993 and he remains his caddie to this day, even after 22 years.
Phil Mickelson enjoyed the most productive years of his career in the early 2000s and he won three of his five major titles in the span between 2004 and 2006. He also came second in the US Open twice during this period.
Mickelson was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2012.