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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 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. Sep 6 - 9:06 AM

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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.
Sep 3 - 9:08 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.
Aug 22 - 6:28 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.
Aug 10 - 9:02 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.
Aug 9 - 6:49 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.
Aug 8 - 8:15 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.
Aug 3 - 3:10 PM

Phil Mickelson signed for a 4-under-par 34-34=68 in the final round of The Open Championship in his title defense.

His 5-under 283 was good for a share of 23rd. His last lap around Royal Liverpool was his best, bagging five birdies to just one bogey. He is still without a top-10 finish on the PGA TOUR in 2014.
Jul 20 - 1:50 PM

Phil Mickelson chased his opening 74 at The Open Championship with a 2-under-par 34-36=70 in the second round to post even-par 144 at the halfway point.

He squared two more bogeys today, but outpaced them with an eagle-3 at the fifth hole and birdies at 4 and 18. Overall, he split seven (of 14) fairways and hit 12 greens in regulation. Time will ultimately determine this, but Mickelson appears to have drawn the worse half of the weather, so today's score is better relative to his wave than it may appear at the end of the day. Nevertheless, at five strokes adrift of the 36-hole clubhouse lead, he has a yeoman's chance of defending on the weekend.
Jul 18 - 9:17 AM

Phil Mickelson opened his title defense of The Open Championship with a 2-over-par 35-39=74 and sits eight strokes off the clubhouse lead.

Yet in his post-round interview on ESPN, Mickelson said that he hit the ball as good as he has in the last year. The rhetoric continues to frustrate gamers to no end since the execution is matching the opinion. It's one thing to be confident and believe in thyself, but all we care about are results. He split half of the 14 fairways and hit 13 greens in regulation, yet poured in only two birdies that were erased by four bogeys, including a Mickelson-esque 6 at the last where he found internal out of bounds and buried a walk-off 20-footer.
Jul 17 - 2:21 PM

Phil Mickelson claimed The Open Championship in 2013 and turns his attention to Royal Liverpool with hopes of holding the Claret Jug for another 12 months.

It was the major that few thought Mickelson would ever bring home, but his final-round 66 at Muirfield last year was arguably one of the most important rounds of his storied career. As for his chances at Hoylake, he tied for 22nd at this venue in 2006 and enters having tied for 11th in two of his last three starts in 2014. It's been well noted that he doesn't have a top-10 finish on the PGA TOUR in 2014, but he could actually be in his best form of the year entering this week.
Jul 15 - 9:54 PM

Phil Mickelson added a 3-over-par 35-38=73 in his second round of the 114th U.S. Open to post 3-over 143 at the halfway point.

Well, while he remained confident in his post-round television interview, the reality is that Mickelson clearly isn't where he needs to be to achieve the career grand slam at Pinehurst this weekend. He amassed 13 greens in regulation but managed only two birdies while incurring five bogeys, including at the par-5 10th hole. The lefty also alternated between the pencil grip with which he began putting and the conventional grip. Certainly, he's capable of going low at anytime, but the distance from the lead and the fact that he was outside the top 30 on the leaderboard when he signed his card suggests that we'll be turning our attention to Chambers Bay in 2015 sooner than later.
Jun 13 - 6:53 PM

Phil Mickelson signed for an even-par 34-36=70 following his opening round of the 114th U.S. Open.

Mickelson started on the par-5 10th hole at Pinehurst No. 2 this morning and promptly converted birdie. He'd add a birdie at the par-4 14th and a birdie on the other par 5 (the fifth hole). Bogeys at 15, 6 and 8 thwarted a red number, but he's only two strokes off the clubhouse co-leaders on what is a jam-packed leaderboard. He scored par or better in each of his six runner-up finishes in this tournament. This includes in 1999 when he shot 67. Mickelson opened with 1-under 69 at Pinehurst in 2005 before playing out the string in 77-72-74 to finish T33.
Jun 12 - 1:35 PM

All eyes will be on Phil Mickelson this week at Pinehurst No. 2 in his quest to complete the career grand slam at the U.S. Open.

What's there to say about Lefty and the U.S. Open that hasn't already been said or witnessed? His first of six runner-up finishes in this event came at Pinehurst in 1999, losing to Payne Stewart on the final hole months before Stewart's tragic death. Mickelson's other runner-up finishes came in 2002 at Bethpage Black, 2004 at Shinnecock, 2006 at Winged Foot with the famous pushed tee shot into the tents on 18, 2009 back at Bethpage Black and last year at Merion. His T11 at the FedEx St. Jude Classic in Memphis last week shows that he may be close, but the putter remains the biggest question of the week. It has been reported that Lefty will switch to the claw grip for Pinehurst's daunting greens.
Jun 11 - 10:38 AM

Phil Mickelson stubbed his toe with a 2-over-par 36-36=72 in the final round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic to end his week at 6-under 274.

Mickelson looked primed to challenge for the title in his final prep for the 2014 U.S. Open, but couldn't follow up his bogey-free third round with any measure of success on Sunday afternoon. His four bogeys easily outpaced his two birdies. While he missed more than his share of convertible birdie putts, he did manage a highlight from 18'7" on the par-4 12th, but followed that with bogeys on his next two holes. He will now head to Pinehurst, likely both encouraged and discouraged by his week at TPC Southwind.
Jun 8 - 3:30 PM