Phil Mickelson Net Worth, Background, Career Highlights, Wins, Wife and Children

Published Date   07th Jul. 2017, 23:34 pm
Phil Mickelson Net Worth, Background, Career Highlights, Wins, Wife and Children
Quick Info
Birth Name: Philip Alfred Mickelson
Date of Birth: 16/06/1970
Age: 53 years old
Nationality: American
Net Worth: $2.9 million
Qualification: University of San Diego High School, Arizona State University

Best known for the great victories and heartbreaking defeats, Phil Mickelson net worth hiked up as he became a sensation in the golf world.


The American professional golfer has won 42 events on PGA Tour including 5 major championships and 3 Master titles. He is also the winner at the PGA Championship in 2005 and Open Championship in 2013. Phil Mickelson net worth increased as he became one of the greatest 16 golfers winning at least three out of four major events except US Open. He gained recognition as he stayed in the top-10 Official World Golf Ranking for 700 weeks. Known for the left hand swing, he was introduced into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2012.

Birth and Background

Philip “Phil” Alfred Michelson was born on June 16, 1970 in San Diego, California that makes his nationality American. His parents are Philip Michelson—an airline pilot and former naval aviator and Mary Michelson. He grew up in Scottsdale, Arizona where he learned playing golf watching and imitating his father swing golf stick. From the early days before he went to school, he started playing golf under his father’s instructions. Their backyard was the place for the father-son golf practice. Phil attended University of San Diego High School and graduated in 1988.

College Career Highlights

Phil Mickelson net worth started to rise from the college days as he became the face of amateur golf in the US. He attended Arizona State University under golf scholarship from where he majored in Psychology. There, he earned 3 NCAA individual championships and 3 Haskins Awards. His college days golf can be defined as incredible as he successfully won 16 tournaments throughout his collegiate career.

In 1990, Phil Mickelson net worth hiked up as he won the US Amateur title during his junior year in college. He was the first left-handed player to win the title. The same year, he won his first PGA Tour tournament as an amateur golfer thereby becoming the fourth amateur to win the title.

Moreover, he also received a number of honors for his excellence in golf. He made a big victory winning 1991 PGA Tour event—the Northern Telecom Open. Since then, there is no record of any amateur winning the title.

Professional Career Highlights

A day before Phil turned 22, he became a professional golfer. After turning professional, his first win was Torres Pines in 1993. Since then, he carried on wining a number of PGA Tour tournaments. Byron Nelson Golf Classic and the World Series of Golf are some to list.

Similarly, he won the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in 1998. A couple of years later, he won Colonial National Invitation and Buick Invitational. In the 2000 Buick Invitational, he defeated the iconic golfer Tiger Wolf to grab the title. However, his first fantastic major win in his professional career was Masters in 2004.

Successes and Wins

TV Guide’s listed his 2004 Masters Tournament victory as number 9 in “25 Most Awesome Sports Moments (of the last 15 years).” In 2009, Phil Mickelson net worth rose higher as he won the Northern Trust Open and WGC-CA Championship. Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson paired up to position themselves fifth at 2009 Masters Tournament.

In his eighteenth year at PGA, i.e. in 2010, he earned another Masters Tournament title beating lee Westwood. Even though he started the season with only one top-10 he successfully managed to win the major championship.

In 2012, he ended up in the third place at the Masters Tournament. The next year, he was one-stroke ahead at the 2013 US Open; however, he lost the tournament. Therefore, he ended second to Justin Rose in the tournament.

The year 2014 marks Phil Mickelson net worth higher as he won British Open with excellent win in final surpassing Tiger Woods and others. He finished second at the AT&T Peble Beach Pro-Am in 2016 next to Vaughn Taylor. In the fall of 2016, Phil endured 2 hernia surgeries. Nevertheless, he made an excellent comeback in 2017 finishing second in FedEx St. Jude Classic.

Wife and Children

Phil Michelson married Amy Mcbride in 1996. They are blessed with three children, two daughters and a son. Amanda, Sophia and Evan are the names of the children. Despite they were having happy family life; Amy suffered from breast cancer in 2009.

Net Worth

In 2007 only, Forbes magazine had estimated his earning from the professional golf career to be $42 million. This makes him one of the highest paid players. However, Phil Mickelson net worth was calculated $375 million by the end of 2016. Out of which, he has earned $2.9 million from prize money alone.

The remarkable player Phil Mickelson net worth heightened with his astounding playing record. Best known for left handed swing, he has been the winner of a number of titles which makes him one of the valuable players in the world.

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