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Phil Mickelson Biography

Photo of golfer, Phil Mickelson.
Courtesy PGA
Picture of golfer, Phil Mickelson.
Courtesy PGA

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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