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Age / DOB:  (45) / 6/16/1970
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 200

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Three-time champ Phil Mickelson stalled out to a 2-under-par 38-31=69 on day one of the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
The Hall of Famer's last (of three) WMPO titles came in 2013 and in record-breaking fashion. He opened that edition with a career-tying low 60 and chased with 65-64-67 for a tournament-record 28-under 256. The 45-year-old went off No. 10 tee and was heading in the same direction with birdies at Nos. 11, 15 and 17 and eagle at the par-5 13th. Each of those conversions were from inside of nine feet, including a 33-incher for the eagle-3. Mickelson squared his lone bogey at the par-3 third (failed scramble) and the air went out of the balloon with a triple bogey-7 at the fourth. It took him four to get on the surface and then three-jacked from 47'8". The ASU alum did salvage some momentum with a walk-off birdie-3 from 8'5" at the par-4 ninth. Feb 4 - 5:53 PM

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Phil Mickelson missed the cut at last week's Farmers Insurance Open, giving him a few extra days to prep for this week's Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Lefty is well acquainted with the Scottsdale area as an Arizona State alum. He's put his knowledge of the area to good use over the years, collecting three wins in 26 tries at the WMPO. In the first year post-renovation, Mickelson missed the cut after a second-round 76 that was played in the rain. Perhaps we should give him a pass for that since the forecast has no rain in the forecast this week. Gamers should have their fingers on the trigger this week as Lefty is very comfortable at TPC Scottsdale.
Feb 3 - 9:27 PM

Hall of Famer Phil Mickelson carded a bogey-free 4-under-par 35-33=68 in today's final round of the CareerBuilder Challenge for a 72-hole aggregate of 21-under 267, good for a three-way tie for third.

The two-time CBC champ played his final 36 holes in blemish-free 10-under, but alas, came up five swings short of a two-man playoff involving 54-hole leader Jason Dufner and David Lingmerth. Making his season debut, he landed 35/56 fairways, T42 in the field, and hit 53 /72 greens in regulation, T25 in that stat. The 45-year-old totaled 22 birdies, but only four in the finale. Elsewhere, he had one eagle and squared only three bogeys, T2 in the tourney in that category. Mickelson heads to Torrey Pines for this week's Farmers Insurance Open where he's won three times (1993, 2000-01) in 26 appearances.
Jan 24 - 7:42 PM

Two-time champ Phil Mickelson authored a bogey-free 6-under-par 33-33=66 on day three of the CareerBuilder Challenge to post 17-under 199, up three places on the leaderboard into a five-way T5.

The 2002 and 2004 CBC winner is making his season debut and hasn't played competitively since going 3-0-1 at the Presidents Cup 15 weeks ago. Fresh off a recent split with eight-year coach Butch Harmon, the Hall of Famer has shown no signs of rust or uncertainty opening in 68-65 and today's blemish-free six-birdie loop of the TPC Stadium Course. The 45-year-old hit nine (of 14) fairways for a third consecutive round, and found just 12 greens in regulation, matching his output from round one. He began the day four adrift of 36-hole leader Jason Dufner and now trails him by six despite being buoyed by his fourth hole-out of the week with a pitch-in birdie at the par-4 10th.
Jan 23 - 8:06 PM

Phil Mickelson ripped apart Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course with a 7-under-par 34-31=65 during the second round of the CareerBuilder Challenge, posting 11-under 131 ahead of the weekend.

Going off on the 10th tee, Lefty notched his first birdie of the day at the par-5 11th after reaching the green in three and one-putting. The fun really started three holes later as Mickelson pieced together four straight circles, with the birdie caboose coming on the par-3 17th hole. Today's round included just one blemish, a bogey coming at the par-4 fifth. Making his season debut, it's safe to say the cobwebs have been walked through which is great news as Lefty will turn his attention to the difficult TPC Stadium Course on Saturday.
Jan 22 - 4:49 PM

Phil Mickelson returns for his annual pilgrimage to this week's CareerBuilder Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation.

Lefty enters the week as a two-time CareerBuilder champ with two additional top 10s on his resume, to boot. His last CBC victory (2004) was played on La Quinta CC, PGA West's Palmer Course, Indian Wells CC, and Bermuda Dunes CC. While many other gamers may be cursing the course changes, Mickelson is one golfer that could benefit from a change in scenery since he saw very little success at the Nicklaus Private and Palmer Private combination.
Jan 18 - 11:13 PM

Phil Mickelson last saw action at the Presidents Cup back in October where he went 3-0-1 in his 11th appearance.

Mickelson made just 19 starts on TOUR last season, his lowest total since 18 in 2009. Unlike 2009 however, where he finished a career-best second in the FedExCup standings, the Hall of Famer limped in at 61st in FEC points, failing to advance to the TOUR Championship for the second straight year and failed to win on TOUR for the second consecutive year as well. In other consecutive news, the 45-year-old kept his streak of Presidents Cup appearances intact in 2015 (via a captain's pick), and with 2016 being a Ryder Cup year, will be highly motivated to keep a similar streak going in this bi-annual event as well, where he's made 10 straight appearances.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 06:17:00 PM

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.
Sun, Oct 11, 2015 12:42:00 AM

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.
Fri, Oct 9, 2015 03:01:00 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).
Thu, Oct 8, 2015 02:46:00 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.
Mon, Oct 5, 2015 01:40:00 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.
Mon, Sep 14, 2015 06:25:00 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.
Tue, Sep 8, 2015 05:39:00 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.
Sat, Aug 15, 2015 04:24:00 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.
Tue, Aug 4, 2015 08:54:00 AM