Who's who: Phil Mickelson

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Who's who: Phil Mickelson

  • Name:

    Philip Alfred "Phil" Mickelson
  • Also known as:

    Lefty
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    June 16, 1970 in San Diego, California.
  • Original/Home Club:

    San Diego, California
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1992
  • Website:

    https://www.philmickelson.com

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (6): The Open (2013); Masters Tournament (2004, '06, '10); US PGA Ch'ship (2005, '21). US Amateur champion (1990). Ryder Cup player (1995, '97, '99, 2002, '04, '06, '08, '10, '12, '14, '16, '18). Presidents Cup player (1994, '96, '98, 2000, '03, '05, '07, '09, '11, '13, '15, '17). Walker Cup player (1989, '91). Multiple wins on the PGA Tour and European Tour. World Golf Hall of Fame (inducted in 2012).

Did you know?

Born in San Diego, California, the son of an airline pilot, "Lefty" as he is known on tour, developed his left-handed swing by mirroring the right-handed swing of his father. In all other activities aside from golf, Mickelson is right-handed. With five major championship victories (to date) and over 50 professional wins in total, Mickelson is arguably the greatest left-handed golfer in the history of the game. His eleven Ryder Cup appearances is a record only equalled by England's Nick Faldo.

Mickelson attended college at Arizona State University in Phoenix, where he enjoyed great success as an amateur golfer. He won three NCAA individual championships and led the ASU Sun Devils to the NCAA National Championship in 1990. In the same year he became the first left-handed golfer to win the U.S. Amateur title. As a 20-year old amateur, he recorded his first win on the PGA Tour in the 1991 Northern Telecom Open, in Tucson.

Mickelson turned professional in 1992 after graduation, and embarked on a very successful and lucrative career. He became known for his "aggresive" risk-reward approach to the game, as well as for his mesmerising short game skills around the greens. Mickleson is also a firm favourite with golf fans around the world, based on the courtesy and respect he shows to spectators. His tally of over 50 professional wins, includes victories in the Open Championship, Masters Tournament and PGA Championship. By winning the 2021 PGA Championship at the age of 50, he became the oldest men's major championship winner in golf history. A win in the U.S. Open would give him a much coveted career slam.

Mickelson currently lives in Ranch Sante Fe, California with his wife Amy and their three children. According to one estimate in 2011, Mickelson's endorsements made him the second-highest paid athlete in the United States at that time.

Top tournaments won by Phil Mickelson

2021
Majors
282 (-6)
$2,160,000
PGA of America

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Mickelson, Phil

Score

282 (-6)

Prize money

$2,160,000

Title sponsor

PGA of America

The US PGA Championship (103rd) (May 20-23). Second-placed Louis Oosthuizen (RSA) and Brooks Koepka (USA) finished 2 shots behind Phil Mickelson (USA). In winning his sixth major aged 50 years 11 months 7 days, Mickelson became golf's oldest major championship winner. Previously that record had been held for 53 years by Julius Boros (USA), who, aged 48, won the 1968 PGA Championship. [The Ocean Course, Kiawah Island, SC].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mickelson, Phil

Score

191 (-22)

Prize money

$450,000

Title sponsor

Charles Schwab

Played as the inaugural Charles Schwab Series at Ozarks National (Aug 24-26). Second-placed Tim Petrovic (USA) finished 4 shots behind wire-to-wire winner Phil Mickelson (USA), who at 50 years old was making his PGA Tour Champions debut. [Ozarks National courses, Big Cedar Lodge, Branson, Missouri].

2020
America
Virginia CC
199 (-17)
$300,000
Dominion

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mickelson, Phil

Venue

Virginia CC

Score

199 (-17)

Prize money

$300,000

Title sponsor

Dominion

Played as the Dominion Energy Charity Classic (Oct 16-18). Second-placed Mike Weir (Can) finished 3 shots behind Phil Mickelson (USA), who joined Jim Furyk (2020) and Bruce Fleisher (1999) as the only players to win their first two PGA Tour Champions starts. [James River course, The CC of Virginia, Richmond, VA].

2019
America
268 (-19)
$1,368,000
AT&T

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mickelson, Phil

Score

268 (-19)

Prize money

$1,368,000

Title sponsor

AT&T

Played as the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am (Feb 7-10). Second-placed Paul Casey (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Mickelson (USA), who won this event for the fifth time. [Pebble Beach Links, Monterey Peninsula, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Monterey Peninsula CC (Shore course) and Spyglass Hill GC].

2018
WGC
268 (-16)
$1,700,000
x

Category

WGC

Winner (holder)

Mickelson, Phil

Score

268 (-16)

Prize money

$1,700,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the WGC-Mexico Championship (March 1-4). Mickelson (USA) beat Justin Thomas (USA) at the first playoff hole (par-3 17th), to record his first PGA Tour win for almost five years. [GC Chapultepec, Naucalpan, Mexico City].

2013
Majors
281 (-3)
£945,000
R&A

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Mickelson, Phil

Score

281 (-3)

Prize money

£945,000

Title sponsor

R&A

The Open Championship (142nd) (July 18-21). Second-placed Henrik Stenson (Swe) finished 3 shots behind Mickelson (USA), whose 5-under-par 66 in the final round ensured he was the only player to finish the championship below par. This was Mickelson's fifth major championship victory. Having won the Scottish Open a week earlier it also gave him back-to-back wins. [Muirfield - The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, East Lothian].

2013
America
256 (-28)
$1,116,000
Waste Mgt

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mickelson, Phil

Score

256 (-28)

Prize money

$1,116,000

Title sponsor

Waste Mgt

Played as the Waste Management Phoenix Open (Jan 31-Feb 3). Second-placed Brandt Snedeker (USA) finished 4 shots behind Mickelson (USA), who claimed his third win in this event. [Stadium course, TPC Scottsdale, Phoenix, AZ].

2013
Europe
271 (-17)
€579,000
Aberdeen Asset Mgt

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Mickelson, Phil

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

€579,000

Title sponsor

Aberdeen Asset Mgt

Played as the Aberdeen Asset Mgt Scottish Open (July 11-14). Phil Mickelson (USA) beat Branden Grace (RSA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Castle Stuart Links, nr Inverness].

2012
America
269 (-17)
$1,152,000
AT&T

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mickelson, Phil

Score

269 (-17)

Prize money

$1,152,000

Title sponsor

AT&T

Played as the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am (Feb 9-12). Second-placed Charlie Wi (S Kor) finished 2 shots behind Mickelson (USA), who recorded his 40th PGA Tour win and fourth win in this event. [Pebble Beach Links, Monterey Peninsula, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Monterey Peninsula CC and Spyglass Hill GC].

2011
America
268 (-20)
$1,044,000
Shell

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mickelson, Phil

Score

268 (-20)

Prize money

$1,044,000

Title sponsor

Shell

Played as the Shell Houston Open (Mar 31-Apr 3). Second-placed Chris Kirk (USA) and Scott Verplank (USA) finished 3 shots behind Phil Mickelson (USA). [Tournament course, GC of Houston, Humble, TX. At the time known as Redstone GC].

2010
Majors
272 (-16)
$1,350,000
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Mickelson, Phil

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

$1,350,000

Title sponsor

x

The Masters Tournament (74th) (April 8-11). Second-placed Lee Westwood (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Mickelson (USA), who won his third Masters green jacket and the fourth major of his career. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].

2009
America
271 (-9)
$1,350,000
Coca-Cola

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mickelson, Phil

Score

271 (-9)

Prize money

$1,350,000

Title sponsor

Coca-Cola

Played as the Tour Championship presented by Coca-Cola (Sept 24-27; last of four FedExCup playoff events). Second-placed Tiger Woods (USA) finished 3 shots behind Mickelson (USA). Woods' second-place gave him enough points to win the season-long FedEx Cup and associated $10 million bonus. [East Lake GC, Atlanta, GA].

Category

WGC

Winner (holder)

Mickelson, Phil

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

$1,400,000

Title sponsor

CA

Played as the WGC-CA Championship (March 12-15). Second-placed Nick Watney (USA) finished 1 shot behind Mickelson (USA), who recorded his first WGC win, after 27 attempts. [Blue Monster course, Doral Golf Resort, Miami, FL].

2009
WGC
271 (-17)
$1,200,000
HSBC

Category

WGC

Winner (holder)

Mickelson, Phil

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

$1,200,000

Title sponsor

HSBC

Played as the inaugural WGC-HSBC Champions (Nov 5-8; co-sanctioned by world's leading mens professional tours; previously the HSBC Champions, which was not a WGC event). Second-placed Ernie Els (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Mickelson (USA), who claimed his second HSBC Champions title in three yrs. [Sheshan Intl GC, Shanghai, China].

2009
America
269 (-15)
$1,134,000
Northern Trust

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mickelson, Phil

Score

269 (-15)

Prize money

$1,134,000

Title sponsor

Northern Trust

Played as the Northern Trust Open (Feb 19-22). Second-placed Steve Stricker (USA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Mickelson (USA). [Riviera CC, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA].

2008
America
272 (-12)
$1,116,000
Northern Trust

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mickelson, Phil

Score

272 (-12)

Prize money

$1,116,000

Title sponsor

Northern Trust

Played as the Northern Trust Open (Feb 14-17; formerly Nissan Open). Second-placed Jeff Quinney (USA) finished 2 shots behind Mickelson (USA). [Riviera CC, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA].

2008
America
266 (-14)
$1,098,000
Crowne Plaza

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mickelson, Phil

Score

266 (-14)

Prize money

$1,098,000

Title sponsor

Crowne Plaza

Played as the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial (May 22-25). Second-placed Tim Clark (RSA) and Rod Pampling (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Phil Mickelson (USA). [Colonial CC, Ft Worth, TX].

2007
America
268 (-16)
$1,260,000
Deutsche Bank

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mickelson, Phil

Score

268 (-16)

Prize money

$1,260,000

Title sponsor

Deutsche Bank

Played as the Deutsche Bank Championship (Aug 31-Sep 3; second of four FedExCup playoff events). Second-placed Tiger Woods (USA), Brett Wetterich (USA) and Arron Oberholser (USA) finished 2 shots behind Phil Mickelson (USA). [TPC Boston, Norton, Mass.].

2007
Asia
278 (-10)
US$833,300
HSBC

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Mickelson, Phil

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

US$833,300

Title sponsor

HSBC

Played as the HSBC Champions (Nov 8-11; Asian/Eurpn Trs event; Eurpn Tr 2008 season opener). Mickelson (USA) beat Lee Westwood (Eng) and Ross Fisher (Eng) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. [Sheshan Intl GC, Shanghai, China].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mickelson, Phil

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

$1,620,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as The Players Championship (May 10-13). Second-placed Sergio García (Esp) finished 2 shots behind Mickelson (USA). [Stadium Course, TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL].

2007
America
268 (-20)
$990,000
AT&T

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mickelson, Phil

Score

268 (-20)

Prize money

$990,000

Title sponsor

AT&T

Played as the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am (Feb 8-11). Second-placed Kevin Sutherland (USA) finished 5 shots behind Mickelson (USA), who recorded his 30th PGA Tour win and third in this event. [Pebble Beach Links, Monterey Peninsula, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Poppy Hills GC and Spyglass Hill GC].

2006
America
260 (-28)
$954,000
BellSouth

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mickelson, Phil

Score

260 (-28)

Prize money

$954,000

Title sponsor

BellSouth

Played as the BellSouth Classic (Mar 30-Apr 2). Second-placed José María Olazábal (Esp) and Zach Johnson (USA) finished 13 shots behind defending champion Mickelson (USA). This was Mickelson's lowest ever four-round total in a PGA Tour event and the fourth lowest score in relation to par in PGA Tour history. [TPC Sugarloaf, Duluth, Georgia].

2006
Majors
281 (-7)
$1,260,000
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Mickelson, Phil

Score

281 (-7)

Prize money

$1,260,000

Title sponsor

x

The Masters Tournament (70th) (April 6-9). Second-placed Tim Clark (RSA) finished 2 shots behind Mickelson (USA). Winless in his first 42 major championship appearances, this was the third of three majors won by Mickelson in the subsequent nine outings. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].

2005
America
208 (-8)
$900,000
BellSouth

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mickelson, Phil

Score

208 (-8)

Prize money

$900,000

Title sponsor

BellSouth

Played as the BellSouth Classic (Mar 31-Apr 3). Mickelson (USA) won a five-way playoff, beating Rich Beem (USA) with a birdie at the fourth extra hole. Arjan Atwal (Ind) and Brandt Jobe (USA) were eliminated at the first playoff hole. José María Olazábal (Esp) was eliminated at the third playoff hole. [TPC Sugarloaf, Duluth, Georgia].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mickelson, Phil

Score

267 (-17)

Prize money

$936,000

Title sponsor

FBR

Played as the FBR Open (Feb 3-6). Second-placed Scott McCarron (USA) and Kevin Na (S Kor/USA) finished 5 shots behind Mickelson (USA), whose second round 60 set-up his win. [Stadium course, TPC Scottsdale, Phoenix, AZ].

2005
America
269 (-19)
$954,000
AT&T

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mickelson, Phil

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

$954,000

Title sponsor

AT&T

Played as the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am (Feb 10-13). Second-placed Mike Weir (Can) finished 4 shots behind Mickelson (USA), who recorded his second win in as many weeks, following his Phoenix Open triumph. [Pebble Beach Links, Monterey Peninsula, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Poppy Hills GC and Spyglass Hill GC].

2005
Majors
276 (-4)
$1,125,000
PGA of America

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Mickelson, Phil

Score

276 (-4)

Prize money

$1,125,000

Title sponsor

PGA of America

The US PGA Championship (87th) (Aug 11-14). Second-placed Thomas Bjørn (Den) and Steve Elkington (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Mickelson (USA), who recorded his second major championship win. Monday finish required after weather delays on the Sunday. [Lower course, Baltusrol GC, Springfield, NJ].

2004
America
127 (-17)
$400,000
PGA of America

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mickelson, Phil

Score

127 (-17)

Prize money

$400,000

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Played as the PGA Grand Slam of Golf (Nov 23/24; 36-hole unofficial PGA Tour event for the season's four Major winners). Second-placed Vijay Singh (US PGA) finished 5 shots behind Mickelson (The Masters). Third on 133 was Retief Goosen (US Open). Fourth on 145 was Todd Hamilton (The Open). [Poipu Bay GC, Koloa, Kauai, Hawaiian Islands].

2004
Majors
279 (-9)
$1,170,000
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Mickelson, Phil

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

$1,170,000

Title sponsor

x

The Masters Tournament (68th) (April 8-11). Second-placed Ernie Els (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Mickelson (USA), who recorded his first major championship win with a birdie at the last. Mike Weir was the first left-hander to win the Masters (in 2003); a year later Mickelson became the second. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].

2004
America
PGA West (Palmer)
330 (-30)
$810,000
Chrysler

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mickelson, Phil

Venue

PGA West (Palmer)

Score

330 (-30)

Prize money

$810,000

Title sponsor

Chrysler

Played as the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic (Jan 21-25). Mickelson (USA) beat Skip Kendall (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole, to record his second win in this event in three years. [Palmer (private) course, PGA West, La Quinta, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Bermuda Dunes CC; Indian Wells CC; La Quinta CC].

2002
America
266 (-14)
$720,000
Canon

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mickelson, Phil

Score

266 (-14)

Prize money

$720,000

Title sponsor

Canon

Played as the Canon Greater Hartford Open (June 20-23). Second-placed Jonathan Kaye (USA) and Davis Love III (USA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Phil Mickelson (USA). [TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, CT].

2002
America
PGA West (Palmer)
330 (-30)
$720,000
Chrysler

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mickelson, Phil

Venue

PGA West (Palmer)

Score

330 (-30)

Prize money

$720,000

Title sponsor

Chrysler

Played as the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic (Jan 16-20). Mickelson (USA) beat David Berganio Jr (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole, to record his 20th PGA Tour win. [Palmer (private) course, PGA West, La Quinta, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Bermuda Dunes CC; Indian Wells CC; Tamarisk CC].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mickelson, Phil

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

$630,000

Title sponsor

Buick

Played as the Buick Invitational (Feb 8-11). Defending champion Mickelson (USA) beat Frank Lickliter II (USA) with a double bogey at the third playoff hole. Davis Love III (USA) was eliminated at the second playoff hole. [South course, Torrey Pines, La Jolla, CA; earlier rounds on North & South courses].

2001
America
264 (-16)
$558,000
Canon

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mickelson, Phil

Score

264 (-16)

Prize money

$558,000

Title sponsor

Canon

Played as the Canon Greater Hartford Open (50th) (Jun 28-Jul 1). Second-placed Billy Andrade (USA) finished 1 shot behind Phil Mickelson (USA). [TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, CT].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mickelson, Phil

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

$540,000

Title sponsor

Buick

Played as the Buick Invitational (Feb 10-13). Second-placed Shigeki Maruyama (Jpn) and defending champion Tiger Woods (USA) finished 4 shots behind Mickelson (USA). [South course, Torrey Pines, La Jolla, CA].

2000
America
205 (-11)
$504,000
BellSouth

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mickelson, Phil

Score

205 (-11)

Prize money

$504,000

Title sponsor

BellSouth

Played as the BellSouth Classic (Mar 30-Apr 2). Mickelson (USA) beat Gary Nicklaus (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole (par-3 16th). Final round cancelled due to heavy rain. [TPC Sugarloaf, Duluth, Georgia].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mickelson, Phil

Score

267 (-13)

Prize money

$900,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Tour Championship (Nov 2-5). Second-placed Tiger Woods (USA) finished 2 shots behind Mickelson (USA). This was the first time in 20 tournaments, dating back to his third professional start in 1996, that Woods led after 54 holes but didn't close-out the win. [East Lake GC, Atlanta, GA].

2000
America
268 (-12)
$594,000
Master Card

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mickelson, Phil

Score

268 (-12)

Prize money

$594,000

Title sponsor

Master Card

Played as the MasterCard Colonial (May 18-21). Second-placed Stewart Cink (USA) and Davis Love III (USA) finished 2 shots behind Phil Mickelson (USA). [Colonial CC, Ft Worth, TX].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mickelson, Phil

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

$306,000

Title sponsor

Mercedes

Played as the Mercedes Championships (Jan 8-11; PGA Tour season opener). Second-placed Tiger Woods (USA) and Mark O'Meara (USA) finished 1 shot behind Mickelson (USA). [North course, La Costa Resort, Carlsbad, Calif. Now known as Champions course].

1998
America
202 (-14)
$450,000
AT&T

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mickelson, Phil

Score

202 (-14)

Prize money

$450,000

Title sponsor

AT&T

Played as the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am (Jan 29-Feb 1). Second-placed Tom Pernice Jr (USA) finished 1 shot behind Mickelson (USA). Event reduced to 54 holes due to bad weather. [Pebble Beach Links, Monterey Peninsula, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Poppy Hills GC and Spyglass Hill GC].

1997
America
48 pts
$306,000
Sprint

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mickelson, Phil

Score

48 pts

Prize money

$306,000

Title sponsor

Sprint

Played as the Sprint International (July 31-Aug 3; modified stableford format). Second-placed Stuart Appleby (Aus) finished 7 shots behind Mickelson (Eng). [Castle Pines GC, Castle Rock, nr Denver, Colorado].

1997
America
272 (-16)
$270,000
Office Depot

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mickelson, Phil

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

$270,000

Title sponsor

Office Depot

Played as the Bay Hill Invitational presented by Office Depot (March 20-23). Second-placed Stuart Appleby (Aus) finished 3 shots behind Mickelson (USA), who recorded his tenth PGA Tour win. [Bay Hill Club, Orlando, FL].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mickelson, Phil

Score

269 (-15)

Prize money

$234,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Phoenix Open (Jan 24-27). Mickelson (USA) beat Justin Leonard (USA) with a birdie at the third playoff hole. [Stadium course, TPC Scottsdale, Phoenix, AZ].

1996
America
273 (-14)
$225,000
Nortel

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mickelson, Phil

Score

273 (-14)

Prize money

$225,000

Title sponsor

Nortel

Played as the Nortel Open (Jan 11-14). Second-placed Bob Tway (USA) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Phil Mickelson (USA), who recorded his third win in this event. [Catalina course, Tucson National Resort, Tucson, AZ; first two days also used Starr Pass GC].

1996
America
265 (-15)
$270,000
GTE

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mickelson, Phil

Score

265 (-15)

Prize money

$270,000

Title sponsor

GTE

Played as the GTE Byron Nelson Golf Classic (May 9-12). Second-placed Craig Parry (Aus) finished 2 shots behind Mickelson (USA). [TPC course, Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas, Irving, nr Dallas, TX. Early rounds also on the Cottonwood Valley course].

1996
America
274 (-6)
$378,000
NEC

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mickelson, Phil

Score

274 (-6)

Prize money

$378,000

Title sponsor

NEC

Played as the NEC World Series of Golf (Aug 22-25). Second-placed Billy Mayfair (USA), Steve Stricker (USA) and Duffy Waldorf (USA) finished 3 shots behind Phil Mickelson (USA). [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].

1995
America
269 (-19)
$225,000
Northern Telecom

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mickelson, Phil

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

$225,000

Title sponsor

Northern Telecom

Played as the Northern Telecom Open (Jan 19-22). Second-placed Jim Gallagher Jr (USA) and Scott Simpson (USA) finished 1 shot behind Phil Mickelson (USA), who recorded his fifth PGA Tour win. [Catalina course, Tucson National Resort, Tucson, AZ; first two days also used Starr Pass GC].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mickelson, Phil

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

Mercedes

Played as the Mercedes Championships (Jan 6-9; PGA Tour season opener). Mickelson (USA) beat Fred Couples (USA) with a par at the second playoff hole. [North course, La Costa Resort, Carlsbad, Calif. Now known as Champions course].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mickelson, Phil

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

Buick

Played as the Buick Invitational of California (Feb 18-21). Second-placed Dave Rummells (USA) finished 4 shots behind Mickelson (USA), who recorded his first win as a professional (having already won on the PGA Tour as an amateur). [South course, Torrey Pines, La Jolla, CA].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mickelson, Phil

Score

45 pts

Prize money

$234,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as The International (Aug 19-22; modified stableford format). Second-placed Mark Calcavecchia (USA) finished 8 points behind Mickelson (USA). [Castle Pines GC, Castle Rock, nr Denver, Colorado].

1991
America
272 (-16)
amateur
Northern Telecom

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mickelson, Phil

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

amateur

Title sponsor

Northern Telecom

Played as the Northern Telecom Open (Jan 10-13). Second-placed Bob Tway (USA) and Tom Purtzer (USA) finished 1 shot behind Phil Mickelson (USA, amateur). 20-year-old Mickelson, who forfeited the $180,000 first prize, recorded his first PGA Tour win. [Starr Pass GC, Tucson, AZ; at the time known as TPC at Starr Pass. First two days also used the Catalina course, Tucson National Resort].

1990
Amateur
5 & 4
amateur
USGA

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Mickelson, Phil

Score

5 & 4

Prize money

amateur

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Amateur Championship (90th) (Aug 21-26). Phil Mickelson (USA) beat Manny Zerman (USA) 5 and 4 in the 36-hole final. [Cherry Hills CC, Englewood, CO].

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Tournaments:
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).

Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.

Who's Who:
Patrick Cantlay: moved into the world top 5, after winning the final two FedEx Cup playoff events and scooping the $15 million first prize.

Trish Johnson: kept the Senior LPGA Championship trophy in European hands, with her second win in this event in its four-year history.

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The San Roque Club: "... how best to revitalise a course that had previously been fit to play regular host to the European Tour’s qualifying school finals..." by Toby Ingleton.

New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club "makes its tournament debut with the hosting of the Italian Open on the European Tour" by Richard Humphreys

Gamble Sands opens short course:
David McLay Kidd’s 14-hole QuickSands short course has opened for play at Gamble Sands in Brewster, Washington.

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