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, one Open 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 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.

Related: Phil Mickelson What’s In The Bag?

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.

Related: Who Is Phil Mickelson's Caddie?

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, have three children. They are called Amanda, Sophia and Evan.

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

Related: Who Is Phil Mickelson’s Coach?

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 six years, Sam has quickly built outstanding knowledge and expertise on golf products ranging from drivers, to balls, to shoes. 

He combines this knowledge with a passion for helping golfers get the best gear for them, and as such Sam manages a team of writers that look to deliver the most accurate and informative reviews and buying advice. This is so the reader can find exactly what they are looking for.

Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website, whilst he is also responsible for all content related to golf apparel. 

He also oversees all Tour player content as well so if you need to know what clubs Tiger or Rory has in play, Sam is the person to ask. 

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. 

Sam's What's In The Bag: 

Driver: Titleist TS3 (9 degrees) 

Fairway Wood: Callaway Paradym (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees) 

Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚ 

Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 

Ball: Srixon Z-Star Diamond

Shoes: G/FORE Gallivanter/Nike Air Zoom Infinity NEXT%/Cuater The Ringer/adidas Tour 360 22