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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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Phil Mickelson had no trouble en route to a 5-and-4 victory over Charl Schwartzel in singles at the Presidents Cup.
The captain's pick validated and then some in South Korea this week. He'd conclude the competition with a 3-0-1 slate that included today's dominating performance. Mickelson opened with a par save for the win from 11'11" at the par-4 first hole. Another par at the par-4 second was also good enough for the win. He'd chalk up yet another par-win at 6, this time from 10'12". Now 3 down, Schwartzel made a little noise when his try from 52'10" dropped for birdie at the par-3 eighth, but Mickelson later one-upped the South African with a patented hole-out from off the green when his escape from the rough nearly 16 yards away at the par-4 11th disappeared. They'd trade one win apiece thereafter, but it was all over when Mickelson knocked in a five-and-a-half footer for birdie and the match at the par-4 14th. After winning his first match of the week in Friday four-ball, an under-the-weather Schwartzel lost three straight to post 1-3-0. The U.S. now leads 12-10. Oct 11 - 12:42 AM

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Phil Mickelson and Zach Johnson halved their four-ball match with Jason Day and Adam Scott on Friday at the Presidents Cup.

This is the match about which most will be talking at the office on Friday in the United States. The short story is that Mickelson teed off at the par-5 seventh hole with a different ball than the model with which he started the round. Confusion ensued as to whether he could finish the hole. The rules committee made the decision to disqualify Mickelson from finishing the hole, a ruling that was later determined to be incorrect, but a hole adjustment (loss of hole) was still enforced. Adding insult to oversight, Day won the hole with birdie, so the Americans lost two points on the seventh hole. Mickelson made amends with a birdie-win from 17'11" at the par-4 11th and a hole-out for eagle from a bunker 136 yards away at the par-4 12th, which moved the U.S. into the lead. But Day's textbook birdie-4 at 15 squared. The teams then matched numbers the rest of the way. When they walked off 18, the overall score was 4½-4½.
Oct 9 - 3:01 AM

Phil Mickelson and Zach Johnson escaped with a 2-up victory over Jason Day and Steven Bowditch in Thursday foursomes at the Presidents Cup.

The Australian duo didn't possess the lead at any point of this match, but they manufactured the opportunity for a halve when Day rolled in a birdie from 31'3" at the par-3 17th hole. Alas, his try for eagle from 17'2" at the par-5 18th didn't drop. Moments later, Mickelon's own look at eagle from 7'2" was conceded. It ended the opening session with the U.S. out front 4-1. The Americans won a total of five holes in this match, but none more riveting than Mickelson's hole-out for birdie from a bunker over 16 yards away at the par-3 13th. It answered the Internationals' birdie-4 for the win at 12. Up next are five four-ball matches on Friday. Because it's going to be a longer session in terms of time, the start is 90 minutes earlier (8:35 p.m. ET on Thursday).
Oct 8 - 2:46 AM

Phil Mickelson does battle in his 11th consecutive Presidents Cup with the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea serving as host, the first time the Cup has been contested in Asia.

Mickelson is 20-16-11 overall in the biennial competition and compiled a 2-2-1 record in 2013 at Muirfield Village Golf Club, including a 1-up loss in Sunday singles to Angel Cabrera. Dating back to the 1994 inaugural, the 45-year-old is the only player to tee it up in every edition. At 20 wins, Mickelson is tied second on the U.S. list with Jim Furyk (not playing), behind 24 wins for Tiger Woods, also not playing. According to U.S. captain Jay Haas, who chose his son Bill Haas and Mickelson as his two captain's picks for the U.S. squad, "Phil is our leader, he has been since I've known him. He's great with the guys, laughs with them, jokes with them." Haas' pick of Mickelson has been controversial in that the lefty finished a distant 30th in automatic qualifying and is the lowest-ranked player in event history to be chosen as a captain’s pick. Winners of five straight, the U.S. is 8-1-1 in The Presidents Cup with its only loss coming in 1998 in Melbourne, Australia.
Oct 5 - 1:40 PM

Hall of Famer Phil Mickelson looks to keep his FedExCup Playoffs alive at this week's BMW Championship in Lake Forest, Illinois.

Mickelson WD after opening in 70-76 at last year's BMW at Cherry Hills CC, ending his season ranked 68th in the FEC standings. In his seven prior Playoffs appearances to last year, he hadn't finished worse than 15th (2011). This season, he's not faring much better, entering the penultimate Playoffs event 61st in FEC points. His season totals show 15 made cuts on 18 starts, but just three for top 10s, the last was a T3 at the FedEx St. Jude Classic in mid-June. In his last eight events, the 45-year-old has finished 50th or worse in five of them, including a T65 two weeks ago at the Deutsche Bank. He posted a T33 in the last edition of the BMW at Conway Farms GC in 2013 on rounds of 70-74-68-71. Mickelson does boast a T2 at the BMW in 2012 (Crooked Stick GC) where he co-lead after 54 holes.
Sep 14 - 6:25 PM

Phil Mickelson received a captain's pick to participate in the Presidents Cup on Oct. 8-11.

Captain Jay Haas burned one of his two selections on the lefty, who has played in all 10 previous editions of the competition, the only golfer to claim that achievement. He's 20-16-11 overall. It's an interesting decision despite Mickelson's experience and leadership given that he finished a forgettable 30th in automatic qualifying. However, he's always mixing it up with the youth of the game, which can't hurt the swagger that the U.S. will take to South Korea in pursuit of its eight consecutive title in the competition. The Internationals have only one Cup, and that was in Australia in 1998. In the meantime, Mickelson's Playoffs life will be on the line at next week's BMW Championship. He's currently 61st in the FedExCup standings.
Sep 8 - 5:39 PM

Phil Mickelson rode nine birdies to a 6-under-par 33-33=66 in the third round of the 97th PGA Championship to put 5-under 211 on the board, up 43 spots with play still in progress.

Mickelson began Moving Day one inside the cut line at 1-over (T61) and 12 swings off the pace. He circled nine birdies on his loop, the most the Hall of Famer has carded in a single round in any major championship, spanning 347 career rounds. It was more than enough to hide blemishes on the scorecard at Nos. 3, 7 (three-putt from 50 feet eight inches), and another three-putt bogey from distance at the par-4 15th. He also took three swipes on the surface at the par-5 15th from 73'5" for par. The 45-year-old landed 14 greens in regulation on his loop with eight conversions finding the bottom of the cup from inside of 11 feet and a long of 24'10" coming at the par-3 17th.
Aug 15 - 4:24 PM

Phil Mickelson is looking to crack the code of Firestone Country Club at this week's World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational.

Lefty has posted just one top 10 at Firestone CC since the course was stretched out from 7,139 after the 2001 edition. The course now plays to a whopping 7,400 yards. Mickelson has finished outside the top 20 in 10 of his last 12 starts here. On paper, this course suits him well, but gamers should listen to the pallets full of course history that tell us otherwise. It would be the safe play to underweight your Mickelson shares across fantasy formats this week.
Aug 4 - 8:54 AM

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

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