Phil Mickelson is a professional golfer who is the first left-hander to win the U.S. Amateur title in the year 1990.
Alongside winning several golf events throughout his career, Phil is also the oldest major championship winner in golf history as he won the 2021 PGA Championship at the age of 50 years, 11 months, and 7 days.
Moreover, in the history of golf, he is also 1 one of 17 players to win at least 3 of 4 majors.
Here let’s deep dive into the life of such a prominent golfer and know him better.
Wife And Children
Phil Mickelson is happily married to his college sweetheart Amy Mickelson. Phil first met his wife Amy at the Arizona State University in the year 1992.
Phil was a senior while Amy was a junior. She was also a cheerleader and a member of the NBA’s Phoenix Suns cheerleading squad.
Phil was a college star and when he introduced himself as a pro golfer Amy was far from being star-struck. Instead, she thought that he worked in the shop on the golf course.
However, they had the spark and soon the duo went for their first date on a tennis court. The duo then tied the knot in November of 1996 and has been living happily as husband and wife since then.
Phil and Amy share 3 children together. They first welcomed their daughter Amanda Brynn Mickelson on 21 June 1999 and she was soon joined by her sister Sophia Isabel Mickelson on 23 October 2001. Likewise, they welcomed their 3rd child, son Evan Samuel Mickelson on 23 March 2003. Their son Evan had significant complications during his birth as he was not breathing and Amy had ruptured an artery. Both of their lives were at stake but fortunately, both mother and son pulled through and won over it.
In the year 2009 Phil’s wife Amy was diagnosed with breast cancer due to which Phil suspended his participation on the PGA Tour. However, Amy recovered enough to root her husband Phil in 2010 at the Masters.
Moreover, on 6 June 209, Phil’s mother, Mary was also diagnosed with breast cancer at the same hospital where his wife was treated.
Phil Mickelson turned pro at the age of 22 in 1992 but he had begun an amateur golfing career as a teen.
Phil became the only second collegiate golfer to earn first-team All-American honors as he won 3 NCAA individual championships and 3 Haskins Awards for the outstanding collegiate golfer.
Spending more than 25 consecutive years in the top 50 of the Official World Ranking, Phil Mickelson has won around 45 events on the PGA Tour. He has won 6 major championships, 3 Masters titles in the year 2004, 2006, and 2010, 2 PGA championships in 2005 and 2021, and 1 Open Championship in 2013.
Phil Mickelson musters a whooping net worth of about $400 million as an American professional golfer while his salary is expected to be around $50 million per year.
Additionally, in the year 2008, Phil Mickelson was also inducted into the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.
Bio: Early Life & Family
Phil Mickelson was born on 16 June 1970 to mother Mary Santos and father Philip Mickelson in San Diego, California. His dad was an airline pilot and a naval aviator. His birth name is Philip Alfred Mickelson where his middle name “Alfred” is derived from his maternal grandfather’s name. Phil is also known by the nickname lefty.
Phil has two siblings from his parents, a brother named Tim Mickelson and a sister named Tina Mickelson. They all were raised in San Diego.
As a child, Phil was taken for golfing by his maternal granddad, Alfred Santos, and he learned to play by watching his father. He watched and learned in a mirror view so, he plays golf left-handed but except for golf, he is right-handed in everything else. According to the wiki, Phil began playing golf under his father’s instruction even before starting school.
As per his education, Phil Mickelson graduated from the University of San Diego High School in 1988 and later graduated from Arizona State University in 1992 with a degree in Psychology.
Talking about his height, Phil is 6 feet and 3 inches tall which is around 191 cm.