|Net Worth in $
|400 000 000 $
|Date of Birth
|16th June 1970
|Place of Birth
|San Diego, California
|6 ft 3 in
|Amy (nee McBride)
Phil Mickelson Net Worth and Introduction
Philip Alfred Mickelson is his full name. He is also famously known as Lefty. Phil went to Arizona State University and became a professional in 1992. He grew up under the watch of his father who was a pilot and mother. It is interesting how Phil plays gold with his left hand while it is alleged he is naturally right-handed.
The father was also a golfer and from him Phil learnt the sport. That was as early as pre-school. Little did they know he would rise and one day become one of the only 12 golfers in the world to clinch a record three out of the four major majors. The rich golfer went to the University of San Diego High School and graduated in 1988. Phil Mickelson net worth is valued at USD400 000 000 $ as at 2020.
Phil’s rise to fame started early but escalated in his college days. Courtesy of a golf scholarship, Phil went to Arizona State University where his prowess made him an instant celebrity. As early as then, Phil began breaking records. He scooped several awards including the NCAA individual championships. Up to today, he still holds the record for the most NCAA awards, but he shares the amazing record with Ben Crenshaw.
Phil had to be patient until 1991 when he won his maiden PGA tour. This came at only age 21. Then, he was only an amateur. Becoming the sixth amateur to do so in history. By then he was on a winning run that meant glory after glory. His later life was to be filled with several awards and achievements.
After playing for quite a number of years as an amateur, Phil turned professional in 1992. At that time, he was around 22 years of age and had already achieved an adorable amount of awards and other achievements. Immediately he graduated, Phil became a professional golfer and was then in search of his first major win.
For the next decade, from 1992, Phil scooped tens of wins. He was on a winning streak and seemed unbeatable. The more he established himself the more opportunities knocked at his doors. In 1996, Mickelson was featured in the film Tin Cup. The main actor of the movie was Kevin Costner. His ability to do more than golf ensured Phil grew more famous and richer. This might have boosted his confident and in turn made him fiercer in the sport of golf.
In the early 2000’s Tiger Woods was a force to reckon with in golf. It is safe to say everyone in the world knew Woods. Mickelson’s rise to the top at one time ensured Woods gets sidelined from the top for once. Unfortunately, toppling Woods didn’t last for long. Mickelson would go on a non-winning streak until 2003. During this period, the closest he would come to winning was second.
Between 2004 and 2006, Mickelson was lucky to win major championships. Although, it was during this period that he was ridiculed after his contract with Titleist was done away with. He had to change his equipment dealer and training techniques too. These changes had an impact on his career but he kept fighting for his top spot.
In 2006, Mickelson blew a wide lead only to finish second to Geoff Ogilvy. Had he won that competition then he would be one of three to achieve that feat. Knowing what mistake he had done, Mickelson was apologetic to his fans, took the blame and congratulated the winner. Perhaps it was a great lesson he learnt.
Between 2007 and 2013, Mickelson scooped more awards and decorated his golfing career with additional trophies. Like any other sports career, there is sunset after a great run of wins. 2014 and 2015 saw Mickelson’s form dip as a result of inconsistency. In 2017, Mickelson took time to recover form surgeries he had undergone the previous year. And, his career would never be the same again. 2019 saw Mickelson pick himself up and won his 44th PGA tour career title. He was 48 then and that is the oldest age in history of a player winning the title.
Awards and Achievements
Phil Mickelson is a decorated golfer and has featured for US national team since 1994. Between this period and 2017, he was part of a team that won more than twenty-two Presidents and Ryder cups combined. He also featured in the 2002 World Cup and won the Alfred Dunhill Cup in 1996.
As an amateur, Phil won the Walker Cup in 1989 and 1991. In 1990, he clinched the Eisenhower Trophy. Phil has had an impressive 44 major wins and many other individual cups and trophies. He has won three World Golf Championships including the CA, HSBC and Mexico.
Phil Mickelson Net Worth and Salary
Phil Mickelson net worth is valued at USD 400 000 000 $ as at 2020. More than a third of his wealth has come from proceeds from his golfing career. The rest are endorsement deals and other personal engagements. In 2007, Phil earned a whooping USD 5.82 Million – the highest he has earned from a major competition after finishing second.
In 1991, Phil earned nothing despite winning the major. The reason being he was an amateur. The following year, he finished a distant 90th and earned USD 171,714 – the lowest he’s earned in his career as a professional. Between 2004 and 2010, Phil only earned below the 5-Million-dollar mark twice- in 2006 and 2010.
Phil Mickelson has had one of the most beautiful golf careers in history. Although, he has also had his fair share of ups and downs. That notwithstanding, he has kept his focus and that is why he keeps bouncing back even after falls. Phil has won himself several endorsements thanks to his golfing exploits. From these deals, he has amassed enough to make him one of the richest golfers in the world.