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Phil Mickelson

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (46) / 6/16/1970
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 200

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After a two-year absence Phil Mickelson makes his way back to East Lake Golf Club for this week's TOUR Championship.
The two-time champ (2000, 2009) is no stranger to big finishes here at the Donald Ross venue on tap this week. He would love to find some of that same magic as he's failed to pick off a PGA TOUR win since the 2013 Open Championship. Lefty enters the week ranked 13th in the FedExCup race, so he'll need a lot of cooperation from one through five in the standings in addition to a win if he wants to walk away as the FedExCup champion. More realistically, Mickelson is likely just looking to round his game into top-shape ahead of next week's Ryder Cup competition. Sep 19 - 1:03 PM

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Past champ Phil Mickelson battled to a 2-under-par 33-35=68 in the third round of the 98th PGA Championship to reach 1-under 209, up 21 spots to T40 with play still in progress.

Lefty won the 2005 edition here at Baltusrol GC with a 72-hole aggregate of 4-under 276. He opened that year with two rounds under-par and closed with two rounds over-par. This year, with ideal scoring conditions over the first two days, he'd been over-par since his first hole, sleepwalking his opening 11 holes in birdie-less 4-over before rebounding for 1-over 71. Round 2 began with triple bogey-7 before fighting back to 70, one inside the cut line. The Hall of Famer kicked off R3 with bogey-5 and squared another 5 at the 11th, but outpaced those with circles at 3, 6 and 12. It took 66 holes for him to reach red numbers, adding one more for the good with a two-putt birdie at the par-5 18th.
Jul 30 - 2:15 PM

Following a tough loss at The 145th Open, Phil Mickelson turns his attention to Baltusrol Golf Club's Lower Course for this week's PGA Championship, the same venue that yielded him a Wanamaker Trophy back in 2005.

Lefty opened the 2005 edition with rounds of 67-65 and cruised home with 72-72 on his way to a 4-under 276 victory (Monday finish due to weather). He bested Thomas Bjorn and Steve Elkington by just one stroke that year. It would go in the books as his first (and still only) PGA Championship win. Despite just one win, he boasts a 22-for-23 record with nine top 10s at the PGA. We know the course sets up well for Mickelson based on that 2005 victory, but the question mark lies in his ability to rebound from a heart-breaking loss at The Open two weeks ago. Despite beating third-place J.B. Holmes by 11 strokes, Lefty finished three strokes shy of the winner, Henrik Stenson. That kind of loss could certainly take its toll on a golfer. However, with four podium finishes on the season, the 46-year-old is aging rather gracefully and should still be squarely on the radar for gamers this week.
Jul 26 - 9:43 PM

Phil Mickelson molded out a bogey-free, 6-under-par 32-33=65 during the finale of The 145th Open but it wasn't enough at 17-under 267 as Henrik Stenson fired a 63 to post three better.

Lefty just has to tip his binder-clipped cap to Stenson because Mickelson did all you could ask for, posting a blemish-free 6-under in the final round of a major championship. The duo had recent history at The Open as Mickelson won the 2013 edition with Stenson finishing three strokes behind in second place. The script was flipped this time around. During today's round Lefty picked up two birdies and a mid-range eagle at the par-5 fourth before making the turn. On the week he played the outward nine bogey-free at 12-under. He picked up two extra birdies on the back nine to separate himself from third place by 11 strokes but it wasn't enough to hoist the Claret Jug. This runner-up finish is the 11th in a major championship for the 46-year-old, making his 96th start in a major this week. This finish is the sixth top 10 of the season for Mickelson, but he remains in search of his first victory on the PGA TOUR since the 2013 Open at Muirfield.
Jul 17 - 1:56 PM

Overnight leader Phil Mickelson grinded out a 1-under-par 35-35=70 during round three of The 145th Open, positioning himself at 11-under 202, just one off the 54-hole leader and playing partner Henrik Stenson.

Lefty was a bit loose today, tee-to-green. After finding 21 (of 28) fairways (75%) in rounds one and two, he split just eight today (57 percent). His inaccuracy off the tee snowballed into tough approach shots, forcing him to lean on the infamous Mickelson short game. That's exactly what he did, saving par multiple times from long distance and scrambling from difficult situations throughout the day. Lefty really squeezed the most juice out of this round, considering the ball-striking he was working with. After posting up at the top of the leaderboard in rounds one and two, the hunted will become the hunter in tomorrow's finale, as Mickelson sits one shot off the leader, Henrik Stenson. The two horses will go off in the final group on Sunday, for a second straight day. The duo has some recent history at The Open as Stenson finished runner-up in the 2013 edition held at Muirfield, three strokes off the number Mickelson posted on his way to victory.
Jul 16 - 2:41 PM

Overnight leader and past champ Phil Mickelson tacked on a 2-under-par 33-36=69 in the second round of the 145th Open Championship to post 10-under 132, good for the early 36-hole clubhouse lead. UPDATE: With play completed, Mickelson leads Henrik Stenson by one shot and is three clear of Soren Kjeldsen and Keegan Bradley. His 132 is a new 36-hole record at Royal Troon, previously 133 by two players

The 2013 champ (Muirfield) opened his 21st appearance with a course-record, bogey-free 63, besting the previous mark of 64 by Greg Norman and most recently, Tiger Woods in 1997. He slept on a three-stroke advantage over two players and was his second lead/co-lead this season (17 starts), having paced the AT&T Pebble Beach after 54 holes, eventually finishing second. The Hall of Famer opened his scoring today with birdie-4 at the fourth and added back-to-backs at 7 and 8 to turn blemish-free 3-under. He squared his first bogey of the week at the 12th and exchanged birdie-2 at 14 with a bogey at the par-4 15th the rest of the way. The 42-time TOUR winner is in search of his first victory since the 2013 Open and his sixth overall major title.
Jul 15 - 8:26 AM

Phil Mickelson dismantled Royal Troon Golf Club en route to a bogey-free, 8-under-par 32-31=63 during round one of The 145th Open, grabbing the early lead and tying the major championship scoring record.

Making his third appearance at Royal Troon Golf Club, Lefty continues to love the layout. He posted a T24 in 1997, it was his first top 25 at The Open (on his fifth try). Then he returned in 2004 to post a solo third-place finish, his first top 10 at an Open Championship. With an Open victory now on his resume, he's moved on to scoring records. The lefty had his ball-striking dialed in from the get-go, splitting 11 (of 14) fairways and landing 16 greens in regulation. He opened up the day with alternating par-birdie combos until the 12th hole. The trend may have stopped there but the scoring didn't, closing his round with circles in three of his last five and nearly four as the final putt lipped out. With this 63, he joins eight others who have turned the trick at the Open Champpionship, most recently Rory McIlroy in 2010. This is just the 28th round of 63 in major championship history and easily beats his previous best at The Open (66, 3 times).
Jul 14 - 1:29 PM

Phil Mickelson makes his regular pre-Open Championship pit stop at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open, which this year returns to Castle Stuart Golf Links.

When Mickelson finished T58 and T16 in his first 2 visits to the Inverness layout there were many in the TV booth chuckling at his apparent inability to grasp the particular challenge of links golf. "Look at him hitting flop shots," they giggled as he continued to plough his own furrow in 2013. But then he confounded them all, claimed victory and a week later he added the Open Championship title as well. Perhaps there was method in his madness all along. He’ll relish a return to a course that rewards risk takers and the recollection that he’s not lifted a trophy since that back-to-back triumph might act as a wake up call. He’s been runner-up five times in those three years, including at Pebble Beach and Southwind this season, the former the nearest to this week’s conditions he’ll have faced for nearly 12 months. In his last 5 starts in the tournament, all on links tracks, he's 5-for-5.
Jul 5 - 4:29 AM

Hall of Famer Phil Mickelson finished off his 18th World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational with a bogey-free 2-under-par 34-34=68 and a four-day total of 4-over 284, up seven on the live leaderboard to T26.

The 46-year-old didn't light it up on Sunday, but did post just the second bogey-free round of the week, joining first-round leader William McGirt (64). On only nine greens in regulation, he circled birdies at the par-5 second from 38 inches and the par-4 13th from 17'2", missing birdie from 7'8" at the par-3 12th, his only other scoring chance from inside of 10 feet. For the week, Mickelson carded just 10 birdies against 12 bogeys and a double. He's played in every edition with a best of 2nd on debut in 1999, losing to Tiger Woods by one stroke.
Jul 3 - 3:47 PM

Hall of Famer Phil Mickelson handed in a 3-under-par 35-32=67 after today's final round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic for a four-day total of 10-under 270, three back of champion Daniel Berger.

The 45-year-old, four days shy of his birthday (June 16th), began the final round and ended it in the same position, a three-way T2. He was trailing 54-hole leader Berger by three after opening his sixth appearance in 70-65-68. The 42-time TOUR winner, who hasn't won since the 2013 Open Championship at Muirfield, exchanged bogeys at two and nine with birdies at six and eight to turn even. He added circles on 10, 12 and 16, but alas, couldn't catch the young Berger, despite being No. 1 in SG: Putting (cumulative 11.502). This is Mickelson's second runner-up in Memphis (2013) and third top-five finish (T3/2015). It's also his second runner-up of the season in 14 starts (Pebble Beach).
Jun 12 - 9:36 PM

Hall of Famer Phil Mickelson carved out a 2-under-par 33-35=68 in the third round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic to reach the three-quarter mark on 7-under 203, up one place into a three-way T2, three shy of 54-hole leader Daniel Berger.

The 45-year-old, who celebrates his birthday on June 16th, began Moving Day on 5-under (T3), four back of overnight leader Berger. He joined the lead on 8-under total after birdies on Nos. 5, 8 and 16, each from inside of nine feet, but squared bogey on the 17th on a failed scramble and had to drop an 18-foot par-saver from the fringe on the last to avoid back-to-backs. Mickelson continued his dismal performance off the tee with five (of 14) fairways, currently T59 for the week at 45.24 percent, but he's No. 1 in SG: Putting at 9.366, including 1.571 in R3.
Jun 11 - 6:22 PM

Hall of Famer Phil Mickelson authored a 5-under-par 32-33=65 in today's second round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic to reach 5-under 135, up 38 places on the live leaderboard into a three-way T2, four shy of 36-hole leader Daniel Berger.

The 45-year-old opened his sixth visit with an up-and-down 70 but returned for round two on a mission. His 65 is one shy of the day's best -- shot by Berger in the morning wave -- but it's one of the better laps among the P.M. ranks and matches a personal best at TPC Southwind in 20 career rounds, most recently R4/2015. Mickelson landed seven (of 14) fairways and improved to 12 GIR, making the most of his chances with a tidy 1.500 putts per GIR. Lefty's lone blemish was bogey-5 at the 13th but overpowered it with birdies on holes 2, 4, 6, 10, 11 and 16. Five of the six traveled between six and 12 feet with a long of 31'3" at the par-3 11th. He currently leads in SG: Putting at 7.793, including 3.467 in R2.
Jun 10 - 6:59 PM

Phil Mickelson finished with three straight birdies for a 3-under-par 34-35=69 on Day 2 of the Memorial and a 36-hole total of 7-under 137, up three places to T10 with play still in progress.

The Hall of Famer has not fared particularly well at Muirfield Village with three top 10s in 15 tries. His best is T4 10 years ago and finished T49 in 2014 and T65 last year after rounds of 72-68-78-75. The 45-year-old, who turns 46 in 13 days (June 16th), began with a six-birdie two-bogey 68, highlighted by three straight birdies on holes 7-9. He birdied the same three today, ending his round with a birdie-birdie-birdie finish. Mickelson is the TOUR-leader in par-3 scoring at 2.94 and birdied three (of four) in the second round. He lost some luster with a -1.075 in SG: Around-the-Green.
Jun 3 - 1:34 PM

Phil Mickelson enjoyed a 6-under-par 33-33=66 in the final round of the Wells Fargo Championship to post 7-under 281, up 14 on the live leaderboard to T5 and good for the early 72-hole clubhouse lead. UPDATE: With play completed, Mickelson finished in a four-way T4, two shy of a two-man playoff involving James Hahn and Roberto Castro.

Were it not for a third-round 76 that ended with an ugly quadruple bogey-8, Mickelson may have finally been the winner at Quail Hollow in his 13th visit. He rebounded on Sunday to circle five on 12 greens in regulation, all from inside of 11 feet, and added an eagle-3 at the seventh from 27 inches. The 45-year-old's one blemish was a 3-putt bogey-5 at the eighth from 23'3". Despite that hiccup, he's currently No. 1 in strokes gained: putting with a cumulative 8.493, including 2.427 in R4. Lefty is off to THE PLAYERS where he's the 2007 champ but has missed his last three cuts.
May 8 - 3:18 PM

Phil Mickelson tacked on a 2-under-par 36-34=70 in today's second round of the Wells Fargo Championship to post 5-under 139, up six spots on the live leaderboard to T3.

The Hall of Famer began his second frame off No. 10 tee. He opened with six straight pars but had to get up-and-down four consecutive times on holes 11-14. Mickelson broke the ice from 6'10" at the par-4 16th, adding a 15-footer on the par-4 18th to turn 2-under. He kicked-off his inward half in the same fashion with six straight pars, brushing-in par-savers from 6'6" at the second, 8'0" at the fourth and 12'6" at the par-5 fifth. The 45-year-old circled a 38-incher at the seventh before dropping his lone shot at the ninth on a failed scramble for a disappointing walk-off 5. However, he did stay in contention after going 8-for-9 in scrambling.
May 6 - 1:29 PM