Phil Mickelson

Phil Mickelson - USA Ryder Cup Team 2012

Phil MickelsonThe left handed Phil Mickelson is a household name and the golfing world and one of the World’s great golfers. A winner of 4 Majors in his career including the US Masters earlier this year at Augusta. He is second only to Tiger Woods in World golf today and in fact has been hunting him down as the World No.1 for some time now. Not too many realise that Phil Mickelson is actually right handed, but plays golf left handed.

One of his greatest achievements and certainly one that put him firmly on the golfing map, was his win in the Northern Telecom Open in 1991. He was 21 years old and still an amateur and was one of only 4 player ever to do this on the US PGA Tour.

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His record in Major events is quite amazing, the only question mark being why he has not won more. He has won the US Masters three times, in 2004, 2006 and of course earlier this but has finished in the top ten on 9 additional occasions-tying third place in the four of them. He also won the US PGA Title in 2005 and came runner-up in this event in 2001. In all, Mickelson has had am incredible total of 26 top ten finishes in Major Tournaments. The only Major where his record is questionable is that of the British Open, where his best finish so far has been his third place in 2004.

Phil should have certainly won the US Open too in 2006. He had a one shot lead when playing the last, but managed to completely ruin his chances by playing the hole in totally the wrong way. He ended up double bogeying the hole and lost by one shot to Geoff Ogilvy. It would have been Phil’s third Major Title in a row, something achieved only be the Ben Hogan and Tiger Woods.

Another question mark over Phil Mickelson is his performances in the Ryder Cup. He has represented the USA on the last eight occasions. During that time w ehave seen Mickelson pick up a modest 14 points with the singles his strongest discipline on Ryder Cup Sunday.

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