Ten fun facts about Phil Mickelson


Fact 1
Mickelson is one of 15 golfers in the history of the sport to win at least three of the four professional majors.

Fact 2
The only major that has eluded him is the U.S. Open. Mickelson has finished runner-up in the U.S. Open a record six times.

Fact 3
He has won 42 events on the PGA Tour, including five major championships: three Masters titles (2004, 2006, 2010), a PGA Championship (2005), and an Open Championship (2013).


Fact 4
Mickelson has spent over 700 weeks in the top-10 of the Official World Golf Ranking, has reached a career-high world ranking of 2nd several times and has a lifetime exemption on the PGA Tour.

Fact 5
He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in May 2012.

Fact 6
Although right-handed otherwise, he plays golf left-handed, as he learned by watching his right-handed father swing and mirroring it.

Fact 7
Mickelson is nicknamed “Lefty” for his left-handed swing, even though he is otherwise right-handed.

Fact 8
As a professional competitor, Mickelson's playing style is described by many as “aggressive” and highly social.

Fact 9
Mickelson’s game has been characterized by his powerful but often inaccurate full swing, but even more so by his excellent short game, and most of all his daring “Phil flop” shot, in which a big swing with a high-lofted wedge against a tight lie flies a ball high into the air for a short distance.

Fact 10
Mickelson began golf under his father’s instruction before starting school.


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