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Phil Mickelson

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (47) / 6/16/1970
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 200

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Phil Mickelson and long-time caddie Jim 'Bones' Mackay have mutually decided to part ways, ending a 25-year golfing relationship, at least on the course.
The duo released a statement this morning saying, "After an amazing 25-year run, Phil and I have mutually decided to go our separate ways." Mickelson would add in his portion of the statement, "Our decision is not based on a single incident. We just feel it's the right time for a change." This duo is basically family at this point, so their personal relationship is definitely not over, but Mickelson will employ his brother, Tim, as his bagman for the foreseeable future. Tim also serves as Jon Rahm's agent, so he will be busy over the next few months. Lefty doesn't have a win on his PGA TOUR resume since the 2013 Open Championship and has entered the final round inside the top 10 just twice this season. How this will translate to the course is a huge unknown, but perhaps a bit of change will light a fire under the 47-year-old. Jun 20 - 5:35 PM

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With no dangerous weather on the horizon, Phil Mickelson has officially pulled his name from the field at the 117th U.S. Open Championship, giving Roberto Diaz a crack at Erin Hills Golf Course.

Mickelson alerted the USGA and fans of this news a few weeks ago. He is set to watch his daughter give a commencement speech at her high school graduate this morning. Lefty held out until the 11th hour to make the WD officially, just in case there was a weather delay this morning that would have allowed him to fly in and still make his 2:20 p.m. CT tee time. In his place, Roberto Diaz will peg it alongside Steve Stricker and Stewart Cink. Diaz has played four PGA TOUR events, missing the cut three times at the OHL Classic and finishing T67 earlier this year at the WGC-Mexico Championship.
Jun 15 - 8:38 AM

Hall of Famer and World No. 23 Phil Mickelson carved out a 2-under-par 32-36=68 in the final round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic for a 72-hole total of 7-under 273, up four spots on the live leaderboard to solo 9th. UPDATE: With play completed, Mickelson finished in solo 9th, three short of champion Daniel Berger, who shot 66.

This was the Arizona State alum's seventh appearance, fifth straight top 25 and fourth top 10. After kicking off in 69-67-69, he began T13 on 5-under, four shy of a trio of overnight leaders. The 46-year-old, who celebrates his birthday on June 16th, mustered six (of 14) fairways and 11 greens in regulation, losing 0.288 strokes off-the-tee but gaining 2.260 tee-to-green. He went out in 3-under, erasing bogey-5 at five with birdies at holes 1, 3, 6 and 8, all from seven feet and in. Lefty reached the top of the leaderboard with a 14-foot birdie-3 from the fringe at 10, and then ate a 1-putt triple bogey-7 at 12, taking two penalty strokes along the way. He circled a final 2-putt birdie at the par-5 16th that completed his scoring. This is Mickelson's 10th top 25 of the season in 15 events and possibly a fourth top 10.
Jun 11 - 4:52 PM

Phil Mickelson has a trio of podium finishes over his last four trips to TPC Southwind and he returns this week for another crack at the FedEx St. Jude Classic in Memphis, Tennessee.

It wasn't love at first sight for Lefty who posted a missed cut in his 2001 debut and returned eight years later to record a T59 at TPC Southwind. Since then, he has rattled off finishes of T2-T11-T3-T2 over the last four years. On top of the stellar course history, Mickelson is also finding his swing ahead of this week's event. In particular, he's gained 3 or more strokes approaching-the-green in each of his last four starts with the putter being his only weakness at Muirfield Village last week. Luckily for Mickelson fans, he has gained strokes putting in each of his last four visits to Memphis, including last year's runner-up finish where he led the field with 11.5 strokes gained with the flat stick. Mickelson made news last week by announcing his intentions to skip the U.S. Open but he should be targeted in all formats this week.
Jun 7 - 3:58 PM

Phil Mickelson will not make the trip to Erin Hills for this year's U.S. Open, withdrawing early from the event with plans to attend his daughter's high school graduation instead. UPDATE: Mickelson has not officially withdrawn yet but it would take an unforeseen change of scheduling to get him to change his mind.

Karen Crouse of The New YorK Times reported Mickelson's intentions to skip the U.S. Open in two weeks, as the first day of the event is also when his daughter, Amanda, graduates from high school. Mickelson had this to say about the decision, "As I look back on life, this is a moment I’ll always cherish and be glad I was present." News like this is exactly how Mickelson has become such a fan favorite over the years. This also makes his decision to return to the DEAN & DELUCA make more sense, as he's previously skipped the event to avoid playing three straight weeks before the U.S. Open. Mickelson is currently putting the final touches on his third round at the Memorial Tournament, hovering just inside the top 25, and he's also set to play in next week's FedEx St. Jude Classic in Memphis, Tennessee.
Jun 3 - 4:08 PM

Two-time champ Phil Mickelson opened his week at the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational with a 3-under-par 32-35=67, just two strokes off the early pace set by Derek Fathauer.

The Hall of Famer has won twice at Colonial Country Club, but hasn't made a start here since 2010 when he missed the cut (71-73=144). It seems a little time away from the course served him well as he traded six birdies with three bogeys today while battling typical Texas winds. First first five birdies were converted from inside nine feet but he saved the best for last as he drained a 32'10" birdie bomb at the par-4 ninth to walk off in style. As strong as this opening round was, Mickelson also missed three birdie chances from inside 15 feet, so there is still room for improvement as the ASU alum searches for his third victory on this Texas track.
May 25 - 2:53 PM

World No. 21 and 2-time DEAN & DELUCA Invitational champ Phil Mickelson returns to Colonial Country Club for the first time since a missed cut in 2010 and arrives at 43rd in the FedExCup standings.

The Hall of Famer is 11-for-14 in Fort Worth, Texas, with eight top 25s and four top 10s, highlighted by wins in 2000 and 2008, and a T2 in 2001. He's a perfect 12-for-12 on the season with eight top 25s and three top 10s, including a season-best T5 at the WGC-Match Play in Austin where he won his group and then lost in the quarters, departing with a 4-1-0 record. The 46-year-old's best in stroke play is T7 one start prior at the WGC-Mexico. He ranks 21st on TOUR in Strokes gained: Total, despite a 156th-place ranking in SG: Off-the-Tee. Since T5 at Match Play, Mickelson has posted T55 in Houston, T22 (Masters), T18 (Wells Fargo), and T41 at THE PLAYERS (70-72-78-71). His most recent of 42 TOUR titles is the 2013 Open Championship.
May 24 - 11:00 AM

World No. 20 Phil Mickelson crafted a 3-under-par 35-34=69 in today's third round of the Wells Fargo Championship to reach 4-under 212, up 19 places to T15 with play still in progress.

After opening in 71-72, the Hall of Famer began on 1-under T34, five back of 18- and 36-hole leader Francesco Molinari. He mustered six (of 14) fairways but peppered 15 greens in regulation, gaining 1.377 approaching-the-green. The 46-year-old, idle since a T22 at the Masters four weeks ago, squared a lone bogey-5 at nine (failed scramble), overshadowed by four birdies at Nos. 4, 5, 10 and 12. Three of those were conventional, two from between 14 and 16 feet, adding a pitch-in 33-footer for birdie-2 at five.
May 6 - 4:27 PM

Phil Mickelson slowed his pace in round two of the Masters Tournament, settling for a 1-over-par 35-38=73, falling to even-par 144 at the midpoint to sit four strokes off the leaders.

In typical Mickelson fashion, he found just eight (of 14) fairways today and landed just 10 greens in regulation. That puts a lot of stress of the short game, more stress than even Lefty can overcome as he swallowed six bogeys along the way, today. The putter was up and down throughout the round but he did roll in a pair of birdie putts from 12 feet and 14 feet at the par-4 7th and par-4 10th, respectively. Looking ahead to the weekend, the forecast looks much calmer than the opening two rounds. Mickelson will look to take advantage of those calm conditions as he searches for his fourth green jacket.
Apr 7 - 7:39 PM

Three-time champ Phil Mickelson opened his week at the 81st Masters Tournament with a 1-under-par 35-36=71 to join a handful of golfers posted in the clubhouse just two strokes off the pacesetter William McGirt.

Lefty produced the first major roar of this year's Masters, splashing home a 42-foot eagle putt at the par-5 second hole to set the tone early. He would add another front-nine birdie when he sank birdie at the par-3 fourth hole from just outside 10 feet. Mickelson would give four strokes back, bogeying the 5th, 6th, 10th, and 11th holes. From there he fought back by draining a 17-footer for birdie at the par-5 13th and then nearly acing the par-3 16th. The 46-year-old has three green jackets to his name already, and would love to add a fourth this week since he hasn't found the winner's circle since the 2013 Open Championship.
Apr 6 - 4:26 PM

14-seed Phil Mickelson distpached 28-seed Marc Leishman 4-and-3 in Round of 16 action at the World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play and will meet 42-seed Bill Haas in the quarters. UPDATE: Mickelson lost to Haas 2-and-1 and departs with a 4-1-0 record and a T5.

The 46-year-old won Group 14 with a perfect 3-0-0 record while Leishman won Group 3 with a 2-1-0 mark, eventually prevailing in a 3-man playoff. Through four matches thus far, this is the furthest that Mickelson's been tested, but that said, it never was close. The Hall of Famer took a 1 UP lead with birdie at the par-4 third (from 13'2"), went 2 UP at four (concession), and went 3- and 4 UP, respectively, with a par-birdie finish to the first nine. He went 5 UP thru 10 (another concession), gave two holes back at 11 and 12, the former to the Aussie's second birdie of the match (par-4 fifth), but closed him out at hole 15 with a third concession of the match.
Mar 25 - 12:19 PM

Phil Mickelson clinched a group stage hat-trick of wins with a 6-and-5 demolition job on J.B. Holmes; he progresses to the knockout stages of the World Golf Championship-Dell Technologies Match Play at Austin CC.

Having trounced Si Woo Kim 5-and-3, then dumped Daniel Berger 5-and-4, Mickelson completed a stunning first three days of the tournament with his work Friday, an effort that laughs in the face of his previous log book in the event (which lacks even one semi-final appearance in 12 attempts). But is that the true picture? Mickelson played the first 11 holes in just "1-under" (thanks to a 29’1" birdie at No. 2) and yet was 6-up courtesy of Holmes making three bogeys and conceding another two holes. After that the pair shared two holes with pars, more than sufficient to draw the last breath from Holmes. Mickelson will play Marc Leishman in the round of 16.
Mar 24 - 12:03 PM

Phil Mickelson made it two wins from two at the 2017 World Golf Championship-Dell Technologies Match Play in Texas by easing past fellow American Daniel Berger 5-and-4 in Thursday's second round of group play.

A 5-and-3 victor over Si Woo Kim on day one, the left-hander raced out of the blocks at windy Austin CC today with a winning birdie at 1 after wedging to kick-in range and a par at the next was good enough to double his advantage. After the next two holes were shared, Mickelson raced clear with birdies from 7'3" and 5'8" respectively at 5 and 6 before Berger had his only success of the day with a birdie-2 at 7. The quality of the match dipped after that as Berger lost the 8th to a par and the two players shared the 9th (bogey) and 12th (bogey) with 6s. Mickelson stayed 4-up after both bogeyed again at 13 and Berger conceded the 14th and the match after finding water at 14. Mickelson will have to play better than this to go deep into the tournament but a win over J.B. Holmes in his final group 14 match tomorrow would send him to the last 16 with a perfect 3-0 record.
Mar 23 - 5:35 PM

Phil Mickelson opened the 2017 World Golf Championship-Dell Technologies Match Play by dispatching tournament debutant Si Woo Kim 5-and-3 at Austin Country Club.

Mickelson entered the week having never made the semi-final stage of this tournament in 12 appearances and in truth he did little Wednesday to suggest he’ll break that trend this week, given that he was handed many holes by his inexperienced rival. Indeed, Mickelson reached the fifth tee 1-over-par and yet two holes to the good, a consequence of Kim making double bogey at 2 and bogey at 3. A two-putt birdie at the par-5 6th stretched Mickelson’s advantage and a 12’9" birdie at the next gave him a lead of 4-up. Kim’s 10’6" par breaker at 11 claimed a hole back, but Mickelson’s 95-yard approach to the 13th was conceded for birdie and the hole. From that point it was only a matter of time and the end came with a beautiful 95-yard pitch from the winner to 2’9" for birdie. Elsewhere in the group Daniel Berger thumped J.B. Holmes 7&5. Mickelson will take on Holmes in round two, Kim faces Berger.
Mar 22 - 6:14 PM

First-round co-leader and World No. 23 Phil Mickelson patched together an even-par 38-33=71 in today's final round of the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship for a four-day total of 10-under 274, down four places into a three-way T7, four in arrears to champion Dustin Johnson.

After beginning in 67-68-68, the 46-year-old began in a two-way T3 on 10-under, two adrift of 54-hole leader Justin Thomas, one back of Johnson. Playing out of the penultimate threesome, he found nine (of 14) fairways but just seven greens in regulation, losing 0.659 strokes approaching-the-green and 0.831 tee-to-green. The Hall of Famer went out in 3-over, outpacing birdie-4 at six with bogeys and 1 and 7, and double bogey-6 at eight. He settled in on the back half, eagling the par-5 11th (from 3'2") and circling the par-5 15th from 37 inches. For the week, Mickelson carded one eagle and 18 birdies against eight bogeys and one double. He was 2nd in SG: Putting (7.029) but T68 in driving accuracy (28/56) and T58 in GIR at 56.94 percent (41/72). It's his second top 10 of the season (T8, Safeway) in seven starts and 17th WGC top 10 in 49 career events.
Mar 5 - 7:37 PM