Philip Alfred Mickelson, nicknamed Lefty, is an American professional golfer. He is known for his left-handed swing, having learned by mirroring his right-handed father’s swing. He has won 44 events on the PGA Tour, including five major championships. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2012.
About Phil Mickelson in brief
Philip Alfred Mickelson, nicknamed Lefty, is an American professional golfer. He has won 44 events on the PGA Tour, including five major championships. He is known for his left-handed swing, having learned by mirroring his right-handed father’s swing. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2012. He won the U.S. Amateur title in 1990, defeating high school teammate Manny Zerman 5 and 4 in the 36-hole final at Cherry Hills, south of Denver. His 2000 Buick Invitational win ended Tiger Woods’ streak of six consecutive PGA victories on the tour. His last PGA win came in the 2003 PGA Invitation Invitation at the Merion Golf and Country Club in Merion, Missouri. He also won the AT&T Pebble Beach World Series of Golf in 1996 and 2000. He appeared as himself in a non-speaking role in the 1996 film Tin Cup, starring Kevin Costner and Kevin Spacey. His father, Philip, is a commercial pilot; his mother, Mary, is of Portuguese and Sicilian descent on his mother’s side. His maternal grandfather, Alfred Santos, was a caddie at Pebble Beach Golf Links and took Phil golfing as a child. Although otherwise right- handed, he played golf left- handed since he learned by watching his right.-handed father swing, mirroring the style of his father. His son, Phil Jr., is a pro golfer who has won the Masters, PGA Championship, and U.
S. Open. His wife, Amy, has three children and one stepson; he has a son, Zach, and a daughter, Kaitlin, with whom he has two sons, Zachary, and Kacey, who plays golf at the University of California, San Diego. His daughter, Kayla, has two daughters, Ava, and Ava is a junior golfer at Arizona State University, where she is a first-team All-American and a three-time NCAA All-America selection. He shares the record for most individual NCAA championships with Ben Crenshaw. His career high world ranking is No. 2 in 2009. He spent over 700 weeks in the top-10, has reached a career-high world ranking of No. 1 in 2010. He’s won every major except the U of S. Open, where he has finished runner-up a record six times. He became the sixth amateur to win a tour event and the first in over five years after Scott Verplank at the Western Open in August 1985. He bypassed the tour’s qualifying process because of his 1991 win in Tucson, which earned him a two-year exemption. He played in several tour events in 1992 while an amateur but failed to make a cut. His most recent win is the Northern Telecom Open, in January 1991, making him one of the few golfers to win a Pga Tour event as an amateur in the history of the P GA Tour. To date, it is the most recently win by an amateur at a PGA tour event.