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Phil Mickelson Biography

He's known for both his great victories and agonizing defeats on the golf course. Find out more about golfer, Phil Mickelson right here.

Phil Mickelson - Child Golf Star

Phil Mickelson seems to have been born to play golf. He was born and raised in San Diego and started swinging a homemade golf club before he was even two years old. Mickelson had an instant passion for golf and when he was three years old, he tried to run away from home because his parents didn't think he was old enough to play golf with his dad at a local course. Phil's attempt to leave home wasn't sucessful but his golf game certainly was. Mickelson won 39 junior tournaments and went on to win 3 NCAA titles and a US Amateur title before turning pro.

Phil Mickelson - Great Golfer or Choke Artist?

Phil Mickelson's golfing career has been filled with contrasts. For starters, he's right-handed but is one of the few pro golfers who shoots left-handed. His powerful swing has helped him win 29 pro tournaments but it's also led to several whacky shots, which have cost him victories. Until he won the 2004 Masters Golf Tournament, Mickelson was considered, "the best golfer never to win a Major". While Mickelson has ditched that nickname and has now won three Majors, he still has his share of choke jobs on the golf course. At the 2006 US Open, Mickelson finished second after an embarrassing series of bad shots on the final hole. Despite his odd collapses on the golf course, Phil Mickelson is a favorite to win most tournaments and is still one of the most popular golfers in the world.

Phil Mickelson - Did U Know?

  • One of Phil Mickelson's nicknames on the PGA tour is Lefty.
  • Besides playing golf, Phil Mickelson also likes to fly planes. He's a licensed pilot and has his own plane.
  • Phil Mickelson was born on June 16, 1970.
  • Phil Mickelson and his wife, Amy, have three children: Amanda, Sophia and Evan.

Phil Mickelson Says...

"I am still in shock that I did that. I just can't believe I did that. I'm such an idiot". Phil Mickelson, after blowing a lead on the final hole of the 2006 US Open.

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PitbullLover777
Cheer-leading is a sport - most people think that it is not - but it is Yes it looks like they are just cheering on the football players - but their routines and being able to hold up girls over their head takes strength, and they work really hard to make everything look good.
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I liked cheering for the underdog, so I've always cheered for the Cavs. I'd like to see how this year's line-up goes, though our past best point guard left for the Celtics.  :/
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MikeYT
Mayo lost against Dublin again. 1-16 to 1-17. I support Mayo, and I am horrified to be honest. I don't want to sound like a sore loser, but I think Dublin fouled Mayo way more times than they were punished for it. Mayo rarely got any frees and the last free of the game was a minute before it ended and Dublin were taking it from very far away. Of course, they got it. Up until then, it was 1-16 to 1-16. I guess Mayo won't be taking home the cup again for another year.
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