Get to know the five-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 43 times on the PGA Tour including five major championships

Take a look at these 20 facts on Lefty to get to know him a little better.

20 Things You Didn’t Know About Phil Mickelson

1 He has won five Major championships, three Masters, one Open and one USPGA Championship.

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 this year, which was after nearly a five year drought.

5 Mickelson is second on the all time money list on $87 million. Tiger sits first.

6 He has never won the Fedex Cup.

7 Mickelson has played in 12 Presidents Cups and 11 Ryder Cups. (This will become 12 Ryder Cups later this year).

8 He started playing golf at 18 months old.

9 Phil is one of only 5 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 1.

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.

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 from 26 attempts.

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