Phil Mickelson

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Golfer (1970)
Sun Aug 04 2019
By   Selena

Who is Phil Mickelson? 

You guys are interested in playing golf? If yes you might be heard somewhere about one of the most accomplished American golfer Phil Mickelson. Likewise, he won more than 40 PGA tournaments and was also ranked on several occasions in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Ranking.

Phil Mickelson was born as Philip Alfred Mickelson on 16 June 1970, in San Diego, California. He was born and raised by his parents Mary Mickelson (mother) and Phil Mickelson Sr.(father). His father is a Navy Fighter Jet pilot whereas his mother is a housewife. He has two siblings named Tim Mickelson and Tina Mickelson. He holds American citizenship and belongs to white ethnicity.

Phil Mickelson on a golf course

Image: Phil Mickelson on a golf course

As a teenager, Phil Mickelson started an amateur golf career. He won 34 titles from the San Diego Junior Golf Association, using the work of his father as an airline pilot to score tickets for his different tournaments. In 2006, he notched a second Masters win and claimed the 2005 PGA Championship.

Moreover, Professional golfer wins many championship include Northern Telecom Open(1991),Sprint International(1993),Nortel Open(1996),Sprint International(1997),AT&T Pebble Beach(1998),Bellsouth Classic( 2000),Bob Hope Chrysler Classic(2002),Exelon Invitational, 2004 , PGA Championship‎(2005) and among others.

College Champion

Mickelson completes his graduation from the University of San Diego High School in 1988 and moved to Arizona State University to study psychology. During at Arizona State, he won three NCAA individual championships and three Haskins Awards for the best collegiate golfer. Also, he becomes second collegiate golfer to receive first-team All-American honors all four years.

YouTube: Phil Mickelson: Chipping 101

Phil became the first leftist to win the U.S. in 1990. Title of the amateur. Following that same year, he won his first PGA Tour tournament as an amateur. Mickelson obtained his bachelor's degree from ASU, after winning in Tucson in 1991, He became a professional in 1992, on the eve of his 22nd birthday.

Awards

In 1996, he won Golf Digest Byron Nelson Award recipient (most wins on PGA TOUR), ESPY award for best championship performance in 2004 and  ESPY award for the best male golfer in 2004.

How much Net Worth does professional Golfer Phil Mickelson have? Cars, Jets

As of 2019, professional Golfer Phil Mickelson has a net worth of  $400 million. Likewise, he accumulated most of this heavy amount from sponsorships and endorsements as well. As for his golf winnings award cash, he's gained a lot of cash from those. Mickelson has gained over $88 million in awards in total.

Mickelson may have a ton of cash, but for a good cause, he also puts a lot of it. He and his wife, Amy, run the Phil and Amy Mickelson Foundation, which supports youth and family projects, according to Daily Express.

Golfer also sated:

“Both Amy and I benefited by being raised in our own strong, loving families and now we’re fortunate and thankful to be in a position to help others strengthen their own family bonds".

Cars, Jets

One of the well-known golfers, Phil Mickelson owns cars including an Aston Martin Vanquish and Bentley Continental GT.

Mickelson has a Gulfstream jet of $60 million

Image: Mickelson has a Gulfstream jet of $60 million

Along with this, Mickelson has a Gulfstream jet of $60 million, a 14-seater aircraft with the longest and a lot of sophisticated technical equipment. Also, his next jet name is Phil's private jet Gulfstream V.

Sponsorship, Edorosements deals, Prize

The 48 years old has collected more than $90 million in prize money putting him second only behind Tiger Woods. But like many of Golf's leading stars, Phil also makes vast amount from sponsorships and endorsements deals.

In November, he bagged $9 million from the winner takes all showpiece against the Woods called The Match.Another,master victory, he takes home 41.8 million. Likewise, he has done commercials deals with KPMG, Exxon Mobil, Rolex, Workday, Inc., Enbrel, Titleist, Bearing Point,Barclays.

Phil Mickelson's Married Life

In 1996, Phil Mickelson married to his love of life Amy Mickelson who is an fellow ASU alum and a cheerleader for the NBA's Phoenix Suns. The lovebirds first met eachother back in 1992 when they both attended Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.

Phil Mickelson and his wife Amy Mickelson

Image: Phil Mickelson and his wife Amy Mickelson

At that time, Phil was a senior or college star and Amy was a  junior as well as cheerleader for the local NBA team, the Phoenix Suns. They dated for four years before getting married. Amy stated:

 “When he told me he was a pro golfer, I thought he worked in the shop at a golf course.”

With the end of the marriage between Tiger Woods and his wife Elin Nordegren, it could be argued that Amy is the PGA Tour's "First Lady".Because of her husband fame and popularity on the tour and her presence around the 18th green of significant tournaments in which he is in dispute.

But, as Amy disclosed in 2009 that she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Mickelson announced that his involvement in the PGA Tour at the moment would be suspended to be with his wife, although she urged him to join the tour shortly after.

Image: Phil Mickelson and Amy Mickelson

At that time, Amy's golf community had enormous support, including fan-friendly John Daly wearing pink pants and the Tour holding a "pink out" at events.After many ups and down, the couple is doing very good and has been part of eachother for more than two decades.

How many children do they have?

The two of them have three children together from their nuptial relationship.Their first child Amanda Brynn Mickelson was born a day after Phil came second at the 1999 US Open to Payne Stewart. Two years later,the second daughter Sophia Isabel Mickelson was born in 2001.

Their youngest daughter Evan Samuel Mickelson was born in 2003. Due to complications at the birth, Amy ruptured an artery and Evan was not breathing for a seven minutes annd they worries of brain damage.Fortunately, both survived the difficult birth.

Phil Mickelson with his children and a wife

Image: Phil Mickelson with his children and a wife

Amy beat cancer after an 11-month battle and has a smooth heath bill. She was strongly engaged in fund-raising efforts for breast cancer  research because of this near shave.

Golfer and Amy both set up the Phil and Amy Mickelson Foundation in the year 2004. Well, their goal is to support young people and families through a multitude of projects. It has also raised cash and relief for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey for military charities.

What is Phil Mickelson's Height? Age

 According to his birthdate 16 June 1970, Phil Mickelson is 49 as of 209.He has a towering height of  6 ft 2½ in or 189 cm and weight is 91 kg or 201 lbs.His hair color is dark brown and eyes color is blue.

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