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Phil Mickelson |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (44) / 6/16/1970
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 200
College: Arizona State University

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Phil Mickelson posted a 3-under-par 33-34=67 in his second round of The Honda Classic to reach the midpoint in 2-under 138, four strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Mickelson's two-day second round is his first red number in five scores. His last was an opening 69 at the WM Phoenix Open. His 67 at PGA National featured five birdies, including a chip-in from the rough 13 yards away at the par-4 14th. His longest of the conventional variety disappeared from 16'8" at the par-4 eighth. Overall, the lefty has piped just 14 (of 28) fairways and hit 21 greens in regulation, but he compensated for six bogeys with eight birdies. His last top 10 was a solo second at the PGA Championship last August, and that was his only top 10 of 2013-14. Feb 28 - 10:54 AM

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Phil Mickelson missed the cut in The Honda Classic in 2014 and is back for another crack at PGA National's Champion Course.

Lefty has actually played in this event three times prior to 2014, but all were at a previous venue. After a T24 at the Humana Challenge to start his 2014-15 PGA TOUR season, he has failed to cash a check in his other two starts. His 1-over-par 141 tally at PGA National last season only missed the cut by one, so it's certainly not out of the question for him to stick around for the weekend this time around.
Feb 24 - 9:57 PM

Phil Mickelson is a three-time champion of the Waste Management Phoenix Open and returns looking for number four this week.

Mickelson should be considered armed and dangerous at TPC Scottsdale, having tied for the lead with 26 birdies in the Humana Challenge last week. The elementary math says that he would have been in line for a win if he could have limited the bogeys. The same will likely be the case this week. It would not be a roll of the dice to plug Lefty into any lineup.
Jan 27 - 8:33 PM

Phil Mickelson settled for a 1-under-par 33-38=71 in his opening round of the Humana Challenge at La Quinta Country Club.

Fitter and stronger since the last time we saw him at the Ryder Cup, Mickelson opened with three birdies on his first six holes today. That set included a hole-out from a bunker at the par-4 fourth. However, he regressed to even par with bogeys at 12, 14 and 16. A birdie-3 at No. 17 helped salvage the round. However, even though La Quinta is the hardest of the three tracks, its scoring average usually lands under 71, so the lefty will need to gain ground in the next two rounds to make a run. In Friday's second round, he gets Nicklaus Private at PGA West, which was the easiest course on the PGA TOUR in the last three seasons.
Jan 22 - 4:55 PM

Phil Mickelson ranks second in all-time earnings at the Humana Challenge and returns this week to pad that total.

Lefty is a perfect 9-for-9 since missing the cut in his first two Humana starts in 1993 and 1994. That stretch includes a pair of victories ('02 and '04) and four other top 20s. It would be an understatement to say Mickelson feels comfortable on these tracks. Gamers should target him in all formats this week but also be aware that he hasn't teed it up since his 2-1-0 Ryder Cup performance in the fall.
Jan 20 - 2:52 PM

Phil Mickelson opted against competing in any of the 2014 events on the 2014-15 PGA TOUR schedule.

That's not to say that Lefty has been bored. As reported by Golf Channel's Ryan Lavner on November 11, Mickelson has taken on the role of interim assistant golf coach at Arizona State University. His brother, Tim, is the head coach. Gamers shouldn't sweat Phil's decision to invest in his alma mater. It's been established throughout the years that things like this, which could be a distraction for some, tend to energize him. Expect him to jump into the PGA TOUR fray at some point on the West Coast Swing.
Wed, Nov 19, 2014 08:20:00 PM

Phil Mickelson defeated Stephen Gallacher 3 and 1 in singles at the 40th Ryder Cup.

This was a good match. Mickelson won six holes to the Scot's three. Five of Lefty's wins came via birdies. He won 15, 16 and 17 in birdie-birdie-par. Gallacher's only miscue was a bogey-4 at 17 where he would shake hands with the American. Prior to that, the rookie was bogey-free with four birdies. Mickelson's victory reduced the U.S. deficit to 13-9. He went 2-1-0 for the week in what felt like a final chapter of sorts given his limited play. Gallacher was a non-factor at 0-2-0.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 11:02:00 AM

Phil Mickelson is hoping history doesn't repeat itself as he readies for the 40th Ryder Cup.

Lefty enters the week with a disappointing Ryder Cup record of 14-18-6 after nine appearances. A record way too low for a golfer of his cachet. While his 2013-14 form was perceived to be rotten due to just one top 10, the eight finishes of 11th to 20th place proves that this old dog still has a few tricks up his sleeve. With a lot of new faces on the American team, look for Mickelson to lead by example this week as they try to redeem themselves from the mishap at Medinah.
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 09:44:00 AM

Phil Mickelson withdrew from the BMW Championship prior to the start of the third round after completing 36 holes in 6-over-par 146.

Mickeson has made a concerted effort to keep some gas in the tank over the last few weeks, choosing to forgo practice rounds in an attempt to stay fresh. It appears the Ryder Cup is now his main focus. "My primary goal is to rest and prepare for the Ryder Cup," he said in a statement. "Without a chance to contend at the TOUR Championship, the most important thing for me now is to prepare for the Ryder Cup." Mickelson will conclude a PGA TOUR season without a victory for the first time since 2003. Entering the week 56th in the FedExCup standings, this is the first time in the FedExCup Playoffs era he's missed the TOUR Championship.
Sat, Sep 6, 2014 09:06:00 AM

Phil Mickelson won the 1990 U.S. Amateur held at Cherry Hills Country Club, and returns this week for the BMW Championship.

Lefty enters the week ranked 56th in the FedExCup standings, needing a big boost if he wants to keep his TOUR Championship streak alive. As it stands, him and Hunter Mahan are the only two golfers still standing who have made it to East Lake in all seven years of the FedExCup Playoffs existence. Armed with course history, and a pair of victories at the nearby Castle Pines Golf Club, Mickelson is a strong option for gamers in any format.
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 09:08:00 PM

Phil Mickelson arrived at the halfway point of The Barclays in 1-over-par 71-72=143 and survived the cut on the number.

Rare is the time when Lefty visits the New York City metropolis and doesn't make news. Today was no exception as he hit a shot from a lie on the floor of a raised hospitality area long and left of the green 50 yards away at the drivable par-4 fifth hole. (See the link below for the vid.) He settled for a bogey, but the locals don't care. However, until he rolled in a birdie from 7'1" at the par-4 ninth to conclude his round, he sat outside the cut line. Seventy-nine golfers survived the cut, so a second cut of low 70 and ties will fall once 54 holes are complete. Mickelson arrived at Ridgewood Country Club ranked 45th in the FedExCup standings, so he doesn't have to sweat out the cut line for the top 100 that will advance to next week's Deutsche Bank Championship, but five others in at 1-over 143 began the week outside the top 100 and will have to hustle on Saturday to extend their lives in the Playoffs.
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 06:28:00 PM

Phil Mickelson spun a 5-under-par 31-35=66 in the final round of the PGA Championship to finish alone in second place at 15-under 269.

It's his ninth runner-up finish in a major, six of which infamously occurring at the U.S. Open. Mickelson circled six birdies and surrendered just one bogey on his final navigation of Valhalla Golf Club today. He put his competition on notice with a 29'1" birdie on the par-4 first hole and remained in the conversation with a 10'6" birdie on the par-3 third hole. He settled for a two-putt birdie on the par-5 seventh and added another birdie at the ninth to complete a blemish-free opening nine. A birdie from 10'7" on the par-3 11th had him thinking of a sixth major championship title, but a bogey at the par-4 16th put the brakes on that thought. Needing an eagle at the par-5 18th to force a playoff with Rory McIlroy, Lefty nearly holed a 24-yard chip and settled for a birdie inside the leather. While he didn't hoist the hardware, Mickelson did move inside the top nine in the U.S. Ryder Cup standings to automatically qualify for Tom Watson's squad.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 09:02:00 PM

Phil Mickelson conjured up a 4-under-par 33-34=67 in the third round of the PGA Championship and enters the finale at 10-under 203.

Lefty didn't look like the guy without at top 10 on the PGA TOUR in 2014 on his jaunt around Valhalla Golf Club. He circled six birdies and handed back two bogeys on Saturday. His 22'9" birdie on the par-3 14th was his only circle on the scorecard that fell from outside of seven feet, so the irons were giving him close looks. The driver is still a question mark, as he found just half of the fairways. Mickelson will try and win his second PGA Championship and sixth major championship trophy on Sunday.
Sat, Aug 9, 2014 06:49:00 PM

Phil Mickelson enjoyed a 4-under-par 34-33=67 in his second round of the 96th PGA Championship and reached the halfway point in 6-under 136.

Mickelson's closing eagle at the par-5 18th jumps off his scorecard today, but he poured in four birdies against two bogeys earlier. His set of par breakers included rolls of 16'9" at the seventh hole and 33'11" at 14. He also poured in a par save from 24'11" at the par-4 16th where he found trouble off the tee. He's only three strokes off Rory McIlroy's 36-hole lead. It's worth the reminder that Mickelson played his first 36 holes alongside the troubled souls of Tiger Woods (6-over 148) and Padraig Harrington (2-over 144), both of whom missed the cut.
Fri, Aug 8, 2014 08:15:00 PM

Phil Mickelson demonstrated that there are low scores to be had in the final round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational with his 8-under-par 32-30=62.

Mickelson's round of 10 birdies and two bogeys came up one stroke shy of tying the course record of 61, matched as recently as Friday by Sergio Garcia, and was Lefty's lowest of the year. While three of his birdies fell from 11-17 feet, the highlight was his hole-out for birdie from 180 yards on the par-4 13th after a poor tee shot force a punch out. He entered this week without a top 10 on the PGA TOUR in 2014 and on the outside of the Ryder Cup automatic spots looking in, but his 5-under 275 this week could result in a top 10. It could also get Tom Watson's attention for a captain's pick in the event that he doesn't qualify on points.
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 03:10:00 PM