Phil Mickelson Net Worth 2020
|Popular Name:||Phil Mickelson|
|Real Name:||Philip Alfred Mickelson|
|Birth Date:||June 16, 1970|
|Birth Place:||San Diego, California, United States|
Amy (née McBride)
|Years active:||1992 Till Date|
|Net Worth:||$400 Million|
Phil Mickelson, famously known by a section of fans as “Lefty”, is a world-renowned Golf player who became a pro golfer in 1992 and has been one of the most affluent American players since then. Though he is right-handed, he has a unique left-handed swing, which earned him the moniker ‘Lefty’. As an amateur at the age of 20, he won a ‘PGA Tour’ event and registered himself as a golfer to watch out for. He is ranked second on the PGA Tour list but he has earned so much more from outside the game than in it through endorsements for top brands like Ford, Rolex, Callaway Golf and much more. Phil Mickelson net worth has been on the rise since he step his foot into the game. He was ranked one of the highest paid golfers in the world in 2007 when his total earnings were estimated to around $42 million. This amount has since doubled, and here is all that there is to know about Phil Mickelson’s biography, professional career, private life, and accomplishments as an internationally famous, award winning American golf player.
Phil Mickelson’s Early Life
Phil was born to Mary and Philip Mickelson on June 16, 1970, in San Diego, California, United States. He attended the University of San Diego Highschool and passed out in 1988. He got a golf scholarship and studied at Arizona State University graduating in 1992.
Phil Mickelson’s Career
Upon completing his studies from the Arizona State University, Phil became a professional golf player. He won the “Amateur Title” in 1990 as the first left-handed person in the world. His amazing career has seen him play and win multiple PGA Tour tournaments. In the year 2000, he won Buick International, breaking Tiger Woods ’ winning streak. He won his first major championship in the year 2004, but before this, many fans and pundits already rated him as a great golfer who had the potentials and characteristics of winning championships.
His second major careers win happened in 2005 when he won the PGA Championship that took place in Baltusrol. He bagged his 3rd consecutive win in the Masters tournament in 2006 and this victory installed him at second position in the Official World Golf Ranking, and put him before other great golfers like Retief Goosen and Vijay Singh.
In 2007, he emerged the winner of Deutsche Bank Championship after a tough campaigned. He was paired with Tiger Woods who he ended up defeating for the second time in his career. He is among the only five golf players alive that has shot 59 in a single competition. The other four are Al Geiberger, David Duval, Annika Sörenstam, and Chip Beck. He has been a runner-up in the major league for a record 11 times, a close second to golfer Jack Nicklaus who has done so 19 different times.
Awards & Achievements
Phil Mickelson has scored eight amateur wins in his playing career. Besides this, he has won the 1996 ‘Golf Digest Byron Nelson Award’, two 2004 ‘ESPY’ awards, one ‘World Golf’ championship, nine ‘European Tour’ wins, five ‘Major’ championships, three ‘Tour Champ’/‘FedEx Cup’ events, one ‘Players’ championship, and 32 other ‘PGA’ titles. He has been inducted into the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.
Personal Life, Family, Health Issues
Phil is married to Amy McBride, with whom he has three children. When his wife got diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009, Phil suspended his ‘PGA Tour’ schedule indefinitely in order to be close to her. After he was assured by the doctors that her situation could be managed, Phil returned back to playing, only to leave again for his mother’s breast cancer treatment. He has always put his family first before anything else including his career.
In 2010, he got diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis for which he underwent medical treatment, and to help battled this disease, he also became a vegetarian. He still continued his golf career even after going through two hernia surgeries in 2016.
Mickelson, now 50, is known to be a very compassionate man. On hearing the story of a golfer that had retired and his struggle to fend for himself and his family, he volunteered to sponsor one of his daughters through school. He has contributed a big part of his earnings to philanthropic causes. The proud dad of three who has a height of 191cm and weighs 91kg became conscious of his weight when he was matched with younger players and began training sessions under Sean Cochran in a deliberate effort to lose twenty pounds, determined to stay fit enough for competitive golf. He has been investigated for insider trading in ‘Dean Foods’ and ‘Clorox’ stocks, but so far, nothing implicating has been proved against him.
Phil Mickelson Net Worth 2020
As expected, the primary source of Phil Mickelson net worth is his victories in Golf Championships and Major Leagues. A bigger portion of his wealth however come from endorsement deals with top brands like Ford, Rolex, Callaway Golf, Barclays, Exxon, and many others.
Phil Mickelson net worth is $400 million as of 2020. While he may no longer be at the top of his game due to age not being at his side, he has had his time in his prime and he did so well to accomplish all that he has, while also amassing such an enormous wealth. It may not be very easy to break some of his records of match his performance as he was one of the best in the world during the peak of his career. He lives with his wife and other family members in a comfortable house in California, away from any disturbances and media pressure so as to have time for and pay attention to the needs of his family.