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Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (45) / 6/16/1970
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 200
College: Arizona State University

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The happy memories will come flooding back for Phil Mickelson when he lines up in this week's Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.
Gullane GC is just down the road from Muirfield where the left-hander won the 2013 Open Championship. Indeed, the scene of Mickelson's Claret Jug victory can be seen from several vantage points on this week's hilly layout. Of course, Mickelson paved the way for that victory by winning the previous week's Scottish Open at Castle Stuart so he'll be seeking his second triumph in this event and third win overall on Scottish soil. The American, who will be looking to collect a sixth major title in The Open at St Andrews next week, was only T64 in the U.S. Open last time but prior to that he'd finished top five in three of his previous five starts. Jul 8 - 7:28 AM

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Phil Mickelson backed up to a 3-over-par 35-38=73 in the final round of the 115th U.S. Open and concluded his 25th appearance in the nation's championship at 13-over 293.

Mickelson, a six-time, runner-up at the U.S. Open, is now 0-for-2 in his attempt at the career grand slam. After a first-round 69, and having posted three top fives in his last five events, including runner-up at the Masters, the prospects looked quite good. The 45-year-old, who celebrated his birthday on the 16th on June, squelched some enthusiasm with a second-round 74, and then crushed it with a Saturday 77, entering the final round outside the top 60 on the leaderboard. The 42-time winner on the PGA TOUR hasn't tasted victory since the 2013 Open Championship, and will renew his pursuit for the grand slam at next year's venue, Oakmont Country Club in Pennsylvania.
Jun 21 - 6:39 PM

Phil Mickelson followed his opening 69 at the 115th U.S. Open with a 4-over-par 37-37=74 in today's second round to post 3-over 143 at the midpoint.

Obviously, this isn't what Mickelson wanted as he continues to pursue the career grand slam, but few victories in major are without speed bumps. He hit 13 greens in regulation today but corralled just one birdie, that a 4 at the eighth holes, the penultimate of his round. Elsewhere, he penciled in a quintet of bogey-5s before coming to rest eight swings adrift of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Jun 19 - 10:51 PM

Phil Mickelson took the first step at his second chance to secure the career grand slam with a 1-under-par 32-37=69 at the 115th U.S. Open.

It didn't happen for Mickelson at Pinehurst last year, but he's in position to connect for his first title in this major at Chambers Bay. Lefty manufactured 14 scoring opportunities today He went out in bogey-free 3-under with three birdies, and then sandwiched a lone birdie at the par-4 11th hole with bogeys at 10, 13 and 14. He'd sign his card sitting inside the top 10 on the leaderboard and just one stroke off the clubhouse lead.
Jun 18 - 3:57 PM

Phil Mickelson enjoyed a 5-under-par 33-32=65 in today's final round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic and his 8-under 272 aggregate is good for the 72-hole clubhouse lead.

Mickelson, runner-up at the St. Jude in 2013, began championship Sunday at 3-under (T19) and six shots back of the 54-hole lead. The 44-year-old, who celebrates his birthday in two days, piped 10 (of 14) fairways and landed 11 greens in regulation en route to an eight birdie against three bogey loop of TPC Southwind. Mickelson's set included five conversions from outside of 13 feet, including a 48'11" bomb at the par-4 14th and a dramatic 25'3" roll at the finisher that required a full 360 degrees of the cup to drop. With play still in progress, his 65 is tied for low round of the day (with four others) and he currently sits T4 on the live leaderboard.
Jun 14 - 4:23 PM

Phil Mickelson conjured up a 4-under-par 33-35=68 in today's final round of the Wells Fargo Championship to post 12-under 276.

Mickelson rinsed any chances for his first Wells Fargo title on the 18th hole in Saturday's third round (taking triple bogey-7), but the veteran fought back to post a remarkable eighth top-10 finish in twelve WFC starts. The 44-year-old's stats were typical Phil, hitting just five (of 14) fairways and seven greens in regulation, but as has been the case, he still managed to thrill with six birdies. Two circles came in the form of the zero-putt variety, first from seven yards away from the target at No. 6 and again from the left fairway on the 13th, 11 yards from the hole. Two missed par putts from inside 10 feet came at Nos. 11 and 12, his two blemishes on the card.
May 17 - 5:35 PM

Phil Mickelson stumbled to a 1-under-par 32-39=71 at the Wells Fargo Championship and his three-day total of 8-under 208 has him 10 shots back of the 54-hole lead.

Mickelson, who's 12-for-12 at Quail Hollow Club with seven top 10s, will be in line for an eighth, but thanks to a triple bogey-7 at the 18th hole on Saturday, it's unlikely to come in the form of his first WFC title. The 44-year-old was 4-under for the day thru eight (11-under-total) with birdies on Nos. 2, 5, 8 and 9 and sat just one stroke off the lead. His birdie from 2'4" on 14 offset his bogey on the 12th, but it all unraveled on 18 after his tee shot found the water and subsequently took four shots to get in the hole from the green-side bunker from just 17 yards out.
May 16 - 8:21 PM

Phil Mickelson authored a 6-under-par 33-33=66 in today's second round of the Wells Fargo Championship and posted 7-under 137, three swings off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

Mickelson went 5-for-5 in scrambling at Quail Hollow today, but couldn't sidestep a three-putt bogey at the par-4 eighth hole. He hid it nicely with seven birdies, including a hole-out from off the green seven yards away at the par-4 first where he began the day. Two of his conventional conversions ranged 11-15 feet and he walked off with a par save from 10'7" at the par-4 18th. Today's aggregate equals his season low in 32 rounds; it's the third occurrence.
May 15 - 6:20 PM

Phil Mickelson added to his swashbuckling legacy with a six-birdie, 1-over-par 37-36=73 in today's opening round of THE PLAYERS.

We really don't expect anything less, well, maybe for the reduction of these kinds of rounds. He birdied all four par 5s, which is good, but he also squared five bogeys and a walk-off double at the par-4 18th. It was almost like he was engaging in match play with himself as he reached 1-under at three different points during the round. Overall, he found only five (of 14) fairways and 10 greens in regulation, so suddenly the 73 doesn't look that bad. And he's only six strokes off the clubhouse lead, which is nothing for him to overcome by the weekend. Incidentally, he was in our crosshairs today because of his late withdrawal from the Match Play due to personal reasons.
May 7 - 7:00 PM

Phil Mickelson has withdrawn from this week's World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship, according to GolfChannel.com's Rex Hoggard.

The Hall of Famer cited personal reasons for his decision. He hasn't competed in the tournament since 2011, but that was often due to the scheduling conflict in February when at least one of his kids was off school. Mickelson is the third to withdraw from the tournament (Luke Donald, Tim Clark). He entered as the 18-seed. Mikko Ilonen is first alternate. Look for Lefty again at next week's PLAYERS.
Apr 26 - 9:20 PM

Phil Mickelson carded a 3-under-par 36-33=69 in today's final round of the 79th Masters to post 14-under 284, good for a share of second place with Justin Rose.

Lefty would have needed a 65 today to catch champion Jordan Spieth today. If it's any consolation to the three-time Masters' champ -- and it isn't -- no one went lower than 66. Mickelson hit a week-low 11 greens in regulation and picked off four birdies before holing out for eagle from a greenside bunker at the par-5 15th. He squared a trio of bogey-5s. Disappointment in the majors is nothing new to the 44-year-old. This is his 10th second-place finish in the majors, but it's his first at Augusta National where he has 15 top 10s in 23 starts. Six of those runner-up results have occurred, infamously, at the U.S. Open. Of course, that's the next major on the docket. Like Rory McIlroy at the Masters this week, Mickelson will be attempting to achieve the career grand slam at Chambers Bay on June 18-21.
Apr 12 - 7:35 PM

Three-time Masters' champ Phil Mickelson spun a 5-under-par 32-35=67 in today's third round of the 79th Masters to post 11-under 205, which was good for outright possession of the 54-hole clubhouse lead.

Mickelson signed his card with a share of second place, five strokes in arrears of Jordan Spieth, who has one hole to play. So, the Hall of Famer may draw the 21-year-old on Sunday. In what was a vintage walk around Augusta National, Mickelson totaled 15 greens in regulation and buried seven birdies. His most impressive was the last one. After landing his tee ball at the par-3 16th over 40 feet from the hole, he curled in the uphill try into the side door to elicit a roar from the massive crowd. For all of the waning expectations of Mickelson contending on a weekly basis, he still has the mettle to rise to the occasion on the game's biggest stages.
Apr 11 - 6:51 PM

Phil Mickelson backed up his opening 70 at the Masters with a 4-under-par 36-32=68 in today's second round to post 6-under 138.

He's eight strokes adrift of 36-hole leader Jordan Spieth, but Mickelson is playing some spirited golf this week. He stood over 12 opportunities to break par and circled five birdies to cover a lone bogey at the par-3 fourth hole. The lefty is bogey-free 7-under on the par 5s this week. Today's score is his lowest at Augusta National since a third-round 66 en route to a T3 in 2012. He'll have to pursue a similar number tomorrow if he's going to collect his fourth green jacket this week.
Apr 10 - 7:31 PM

Phil Mickelson turned back the clock with a 2-under-par 34-36=70 in his opening round of the 79th Masters.

OK, so he's not quite worthy of an old-timer's game, but this is his lowest score in his last eight at Augusta National Golf Club. He also has only one top 10 in his last 31 PGA TOUR starts; granted, it was a solo second in the last major (2014 PGA Championship), but that total is a clear indication that he's in the twilight of his career. He went 4-for-13 in scoring chances today. That set was highlighted by a kick-in eagle at the par-5 eighth. He played the quartet of par 5s in bogey-free 4-under. The three-time Masters' champ signed his card sitting only three strokes off the clubhouse lead.
Apr 9 - 4:18 PM

Phil Mickelson twirled a 5-under-par 33-34=67 in his second round of the Shell Houston Open to reach the midpoint in 11-under 133, good for outright possession of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

It was déjà vu for the left-hander. For the second straight day, he piped 10 (of 14) fairways, landed 14 greens in regulation and buried seven birdies. The only difference is that he squared two bogeys today instead of just one. Mickelson converted on three looks ranging 18-25 feet today and leads the field with his 14 birdies. At last check, he ranked inside the top 11 in both strokes-gained stats. He may not hold the lead outright at the conclusion of two rounds, but he wouldn't trade positions with anyone within one week before the Masters.
Apr 3 - 6:50 PM