Many people have tried to make a name for them in the world of golf, but there are no enough places for them all. Only a few dedicated and hardworking people make it to the top in golf, and one of them is undoubtedly Phil Mickelson.
Here, we will be talking about career and personal life stories of one such successful golf player, Phil.
He is in the news!
He is a golf genius, and he has achieved a lot in golf, which has helped him earn the respect of everyone who loves this sport. Because of his popularity and achievements he has a lot of endorsements, which is, at times, more than what he earns from the prize money. He has endorsed large brands like Rolex, and Barclays. Ford has sponsored him at times.
Your favorite, Mickelson is a superstar in the field of the game. He was born in San Diego, California on June 16, 1970, which makes him 46 years of age right now. His parents were Phil Mickelson Senior and Mary Mickelson. His father was a pilot, and he also worked as a naval aviator. He was brought up in Arizona.
A left-handed player in golf, Phil was first taught how to play golf by his father as he used to watch his dad. Later on, he started to get golf tuition from his father. Phil turned professional in the year 1992. After that, there has been no turning back for him.
Mentioning about his success in the games, he has a total of 51 professional wins. He has won PGA Tour a mind boggling 42 times.
Due to his 42 wins, he has been recorded as the 9th all-time great winners at the PGA Tour. He has also won the European Tour nine times and challenge tour one time.
He has done great in all the majors like Masters Tournament, U.S Open and PGA Championship. He has won Masters Tournament for a grand three times in the years 2004, 2006 and 2010. He won U.S Open for a mind blowing six times in the years 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2009 and 2013.
He has also won The Open Championship in 2013 and PGA Championship in 2005. His trophy cabinet must be rather big to accommodate all the awards and titles. He has been awarded the most prestigious award in the golf world, which is the World Golf Hall of Fame in the year 2012.He was also awarded the Haskins Award three times in a row in the years 1990, 1991 and 1992.
These were the greatest achievements of his life. Because of his success and accomplishments he has been able to make headlines in the news.
His net worth is a mind-boggling $256 million U.S dollars. He was the second highest paid sportsperson and athlete in 2011.
Many people have analyzed his playing style and have called it very aggressive yet very social. In stressful situations during a game, he always plays a risky shot. But he has a lot of confidence in himself and those risks have paid off well many times.
Sadly, in 2010, he was diagnosed with a skin disease called psoriatic arthritis.
He has been a golf legend and inspiration to everyone who has faith in sports. He is a tall man with an impressive height of 1.91 meters, and he weighs just about 91 kilograms.
He got married to his current wife Amy Mickelson in 1996 and had three children from her. The names of his children are Sophia Isabel Mickelson, Evan Samuel Mickelson, and Amanda Brynn Mickelson.The relationship between Phil and his wife is still high, and there is a slight chance of a divorce as Phil loves his family and tries his best to protect and provide for his family.
You can follow him and be updated about his activities. He is active on social networking sites like Twitter. A lot of information can be gained by searching his name in wiki sites like Wikipedia.
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