Phil Mickelson is one of the most renowned names on the golf course today, probably second only to Tiger Woods. He also happens to be one of those players who has won three out of the four major golf championships. His professional golf career has given him about $800 million throughout his career wherein he had even earned in the range of $80 to $100 million in a year.
The recent years might not have been so good on him with his earnings being halved and most of it coming from endorsements. Thus, let’s discuss Phil Mickelson’s net worth and more.
Phil Mickelson’s Early Life
Phil Alfred Mickelson was born to Philip and Mary Mickelson on 16th June, 52 years ago. He had always had a knack for golf and used to “run away from home” while he was just a toddler of three to practice golf. He learned the sport from his father, mimicking his style which granted him the left-handed swing though he is right-handed in his day-to-day life.
He had started playing amateur golf as a teenager and won 34 titles while playing in the San Diego JuniorGolf Association. He was also part of the American Junior Golf Association and has even been awarded the title of Rolex Player of the Year along with a fully-funded scholarship to study at Arizona State University.
Phil Mickelson’s Professional Life
Mickelson has had a successful and illustrious career on the golf course. His first win in the PGA Tour was in 1991, the Northern Telecom Open. He also won in Tucson the same year which allowed him a direct pass into the PGA without going through the qualifiers. Between 1999 and 2003 he had been in the top 10 players list 17 times and acquired a 2nd or 3rd position 6 times.
He had his first major win in 2004 when he was in his 13th year of the PGA tour. This was followed by winning the 2005 PGA Championship. He also won the 2006 and 2010 Masters getting him four major championship wins in his illustrious career.
Though he had to get through two hernia operations in 2016, he still made it to the CareerBuilder Challenge and came out triumphant with a T-21 finish. The 2019 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am win made him the oldest winner of the winner at 48 years of age. He had also been a part of the Waste Management Phoenix Open since 1989 but in December 2019 he side-tracked it to get into the Saudi International Golf Tournament. The event was held in 2020 and he ended up tying for the third position in the event.