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2018 US Open Golf: Phil Mickelson Analysis

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About player
Date of birth: 16 June, 1970
Birth place: San Diego, California
Professional wins: 51
Residence: California
KEY STATISTICS
Turned professional Won: 1992
Current tour(s) PGA Tour (joined 1992)
PGA Tour: 42 (9th all time)
European Tour: 9

Nicknamed Lefty, Phil Mickelson has made a career from playing professional golf. He has bagged 42 events under the PGA Tour banner, and these include five major championships, a PGA Championship, three masters titles and the Open Championship. In his extensive experience, the professional golfer has bagged a trophy for every major except the U.S. Open. A true legend in the game, Mickelson has over 700weeks playing in the top 10 in the OWGR.

Amateur Career

Mickelson was born in 1970. He played his collegiate golf at the Arizona State University and graduated in 1992. His amateur career took off while in ASU. He won three NCAA individual tournaments and three Haskins awards. The golfer bagged 16 trophies over the course of his amateur career.

Professional Career

Mickelson turned professional in 1992. He went on to win several PGA Tour tournaments including the Byron Nelson Golf Classic 1996 edition, the 1996 edition of the World Series of Golf, the 1998 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, the 2000 edition of the Colonial National Invitational, and the Greater Hartford Open in 2001 and successfully defended the title the next year.

Mickelson has been quite active competing in various competitions on the golf calendar. From 2002 to 2016, the professional golfer has won many titles hence has earned a significant amount in prize money. In fact, he is ranked as the second place all-time money list. He has 8 amateur wins to his belt and these include Junior World Golf Championship (1980), Western Amateur (1991), and NCAA Division 1 Championship (1992), among others. The professional golfer has bagged over 50 professional wins. Out of these, only 42 trophies were earned playing on the PGA Tour.