American professional golfer and athlete Phil Mickelson started golfing at a very early age and he is one of the most successful golfers worldwide. Born in June 16th, 1970 in San Diego California, Phil Mickelson started golfing in childhood. He was just 3 years old when he used to run away to the golf course from home. His career started in the earnest when he won the 3 NCAA Individual championships at the Arizona State and he became the second collegiate golfer who proudly earned the first All-American honors in 4 years. When he was 22 years old, he became professional golfer. Today, he is one of the highest-paid players who have around 40 career wins by the year of 2013, along with 3 Masters Titles.
Mickelson finished T-65th in 2012 at the US Open and made his way to third position at the Masters Tournament. However, he suffered tragic loss at US Open 2013, despite 1-stroke lead after initial three rounds. He scored a huge victory at British Open during the same year. He flourished in the final round and surged past Tiger Woods on the scoreboard.
Full Name: Philip Alfred Mickelson
Date of Birth: 16th June, 1970
Marital status: Married
Occupation: Athlete, Golfer
Net Worth: $180 Million
Height: 1.91 m
Source of Income: Golfing
The victory of Masters Tournament of Mickelson ranked No. 9 in the “25 Most Awesome Sports Moments of the past 15 years” in TV Guide’s list. His gross earnings were estimated to around $42 million by Forbes Magazine in 2007 edition. He became one of the highest-paid golf players. Mickelson made a comeback as the potential US Open champion in 2009. He faced neck-to-neck competition against champions Tiger Woods, Rickey Barnes and Lucas Glover. Ultimately Glover won the trophy. However, Mickelson managed to defend his fifth career title on the same year at the Northern Trust Open and finished 2-1-1 in following seasons.
He defeated Nick Watney at the WGC-CA Championship at Doral. He played against Tiger Woods at the 2009 Masters Tournament in the final round and placed 5th position. It was the 18th year for the 40-year-old golfer on the PGA Tour but it was not victorious. In April 2010, he managed to defeat Westwood for the Masters Tournament title.
Philip Alfred Mickelson was born in San Diego, California, on 16th June, 1970 to Phil and Mary Mickelson. He started his career in golfing as soon as he started walking. His parents tell that he used to run away from home to the golf course, informing neighbors that he was going to play golf.
He started amateur golfing career when he was a teenager. He is the winner of 34 San Diego Golf Association awards. He scored tickets to several tournaments because his father was an airline pilot. His mother took another job to pay for the play of American Junior Golf Association and he won 3 AJGA Rolex Player of the Year titles.