Philip Alfred Mickelson, nicknamed Lefty, is an American professional golfer who plays LIV Golf. He has won 45 events on the PGA Tour, including six major championships: three Masters titles (2004, 2006, 2010), two PGA Championships (2005, 2021), and one Open Championship (2013).
With his win at the 2021 PGA Championship, Mickelson became the oldest major championship winner in history at the age of 50 years, 11 months, and 7 days.
Mickelson is one of 17 players in the history of golf to win at least three of the four majors. He has won every major except the U.S. Open, in which he has finished runner-up a record six times.
In 2022, Mickelson became the only golfer who has won 3 of the 4 majors to join the Saudi-backed LIV Golf tour, leaving his longtime PGA Tour membership of 30 years.
Mickelson has spent more than 25 consecutive years in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking. He has spent over 700 weeks in the top 10, has reached a career-high world ranking of No. 2 several times, and is a life member of the PGA Tour.
Although naturally right-handed, he is known for his left-handed swing, having learned it by mirroring his right-handed father’s swing. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2012.
Mickelson graduated from ASU in June 1992 and quickly turned professional. He bypassed the tour’s qualifying process (Q-School) because of his 1991 win in Tucson, which earned him a two-year exemption. In 1992, Mickelson hired Jim “Bones” Mackay as his caddy.
What is Phil Mickelson’s net worth?
American professional golfer Phil Mickelson has a $300 million fortune. He is one of the select few golfers in the sport’s history to have won three of the four majors, and he enjoys a tremendous amount of success.
Phil Mickelson has made almost $800 million in career earnings to date. He has made between $80 and $100 million in various years.
He has made between $40 and $50 million in more recent years, with the great majority of his earnings coming from endorsements.
He has made more than $100 million only from tournament winnings as of this writing. That is only surpassed by Tiger Woods.