20 Things You Didn’t Know About Phil Mickelson

Get to know the six-time Major winner with these 20 facts.

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Get to know the six-time Major winner with these 20 facts

20 Things You Didn't Know About Phil Mickelson

Arguably the greatest left-handed player to ever play golf, Phil Mickelson has won 45 times on the PGA Tour including six Major championships.

This video and article reveal the facts on Lefty that will help you get to know him a little better.

20 Things You Didn't Know About Phil Mickelson

1 He has won six Major championships, three Masters (opens in new tab), one Open (opens in new tab) and two PGA Championship's.

2 The only Major he has not won is the US Open. A tournament he has been runner up in six times.

3 Mickelson has had 27 top-fives in Majors.

4 He won the WGC-Mexico Championship (opens in new tab) in 2018, which was after nearly a five year drought.

5 Mickelson is second on the PGA Tour's all-time money list on $89 million. Tiger sits first.

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6 He has never won the Fedex Cup.

7 Mickelson has played in 12 Presidents Cups and 12 Ryder Cups.

8 He started playing golf at 18 months old.

9 Phil is one of only five players to win the US Amateur and NCAA Championship title in the same season. (The others are Bryson Dechambeau, Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, and Ryan Moore)

10 Mickelson's middle name is Alfred.

11 He teamed up with Roger Cleveland to create the Callaway Mack Daddy PM Grind wedge (pictured below). He has also helped design the Titleist 731PM irons.

12 Phil surprisingly has never been world number one.

13 Mickelson owns a private jet to get between golf tournaments.

14 The man known as 'Lefty' is actually right handed, and the only thing he does left-handed is play golf.

15 He attended Arizona State University and was a four-time All-American there.

16 Mickelson is an avid pilot following in the footsteps of his father who was a Navy pilot.

17 Phil was the last amateur to win a PGA Tour title, the 1991 Northern Telecom Open.

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Phil and Amy married in 1996 and have three children (Getty Images)

18 He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2012.

19 He and his wife, Amy (opens in new tab), have three children. They are called Amanda, Sophia and Evan.

20 He has had 15 top-10 finishes at the Masters

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Sam Tremlett
Senior Staff Writer

A golfer for most of his life, Sam is a Senior Staff Writer for Golf Monthly. 

Working with golf gear and equipment over the last five years, Sam has quickly built outstanding knowledge and expertise on golf products ranging from drivers, to balls, to shoes. 

He also loves to test golf apparel especially if it a piece that can be used just about anywhere!

As a result he has always been the one family and friends come to for buying advice and tips.

He is a graduate of Swansea University where he studied History and American Studies, and he has been a part of the Golf Monthly team since December 2017. He also previously worked for World Soccer and Rugby World magazines.

Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website. He also oversees all Tour player content as well. 

Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five.