Top golf player Phil Mickelson needs no introduction to anyone who is even remotely interested in golf. He is one of the best players out there, with over 40 PGA tours under his name. The 52 years old golf legend learned the game very early in life from his airline pilot father. Since his college days, he already was a legend of some sort, winning three Haskins Awards and four first-team All-American honours in a row.
|Philip Alfred Mickelson.
|San Diego, California.
|Date of Birth
|16th June 1970.
|Source of Income
|52 years. (As of 2022).
|San Diego, California.
|University of San Diego High School.
|Graduate in 1988.
|6 feet 3 inches /191 Cm.
|90.72 Kg / 200 Lbs.
|Evan Samuel Mickelson.
Sophia Isabel Mickelson.
Amanda Brynn Mickelson.
|Twitter / Lefty
1.3 million followers
|YouTube / Lefty
|$ 400 million (Rs 29,96.02 Cr).
Mickelson was born on 16th June 1970 in San Diego, California, to his parents Philip Mickelson, an airline pilot and former naval aviator and Mary Santos. He grew up in Scottsdale, Arizona. He has Portuguese, Swedish, and Sicilian ancestry. He has had decades of an amazing career now and is still going very strong.
This article will read about how he makes this huge fortune and how he spends it. But, before that, here are some awesome facts about this legendary golfer.
Mickelson has enjoyed a lot of success throughout their golf career till now. He won his first PGA Tour event, the Northern Telecom Open, in 1991, at that time he was still an amateur & was able to bypass the PGA tour’s qualifying process thanks to his 1991 Tucson win, and then turned pro after his college graduation. From 1999 to 2003, he achieved 17 top-ten finishes, and six second- or third-place finishes. Still, he did not actually win any of the majors.
His first major championship win came in 2004, during his thirteenth year on the PGA Tour. In 2016, he underwent two sports hernia surgeries, but made an unexpectedly quick recovery and returned with a T-21 finish at the Career Builder Challenge.
At The Open Championship, 2011 he recorded just second top-ten finish in 18 tournaments by tying for second with Dustin Johnson.
At the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, Mickelson rallied from six shots back, winning the tournament by two strokes with a final-round score of 8-under 64 and a four-round total of 269. The next week at Riviera Country Club, he lost the Northern Trust Open in a three-way playoff. He holed a 27-foot birdie putt on the final regulation hole to force a playoff alongside Haas and Keegan Bradley.
After that he came close to winning again at the FedEx St. He started the final round four strokes behind the leaders. At the WGC-Mexico Championship, with a final-round score of 66 and a total score of −16. Mickelson birdie two of his last four holes and had a lengthy putt to win outright on the 72nd hole, but tied with Justin Thomas & defeated Thomas on the first extra hole of a sudden-death playoff with a par.
Net Worth and Salary
He is the second most top earner based on career tournament winnings, just behind the legendary tiger woods. He has earned over $90 million (INR 6,74.05 Cr) just as his prize money. His total career earnings are more than $800 million ( INR 59,91.20 Cr) among that, $750 million ( INR 56,16.94 Cr) comes from endorsements.
He earns around $50 to $60 million every year. Of the total sum, around $10 million ( INR 74.90 Cr) which is estimated to be his salary and prize money, & the additional $50 million (INR 3,74.50 Cr) comes from brand deals and endorsements.
Studying his income in the past years, we can see that he earned $40 million (INR 2,99.60 Cr) between the time period of June 2017 to June 2018. Similarly, in the next year, he earned $50 million ( 3,74.50 Cr). In the famous 2018 head-to-head match play with Tiger Woods that he won, he was awarded $9 million ( INR 67.41 Cr) of prize money.
Along with that, he also works as a golf designer. He designed many golf courses throughout the world, from Shanghai to Calgary. In 2020, he was placed number 25 on the Forbes list of highest-earning athletes.
He lived in Rancho Sante Fe with his family for a long time. Their home was a 4.5-acre beautiful apartment that they bought for $6 million (INR 44.94 Cr). The property was listed for sale in 2008 for a sum of $12.2 million (INR 91.38 Cr) But unfortunately, it didn’t get any buyers, and it finally sold in 2015 for $5.75 million ( INR 43.07 Cr).
From 1999 to 2012, he lived in a home in La Jolla, California & he bought the property for $1.65 million ( INR 12.35 Cr) they sold it for $2.74 million (INR 20.52 Cr). He also bought a property in January 2020 in Florida, where he has built a new house. In Jupiter, South Florida, this place is the current residence of the topmost athletes, including Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan. The amount he paid for this property is undisclosed, but keeping in mind the status of the place, it must have cost tens of millions!
With his huge net worth, he can afford the most luxurious cars out there. He also gets new cars as part of sponsor deals. Some of the cars we know he owns are Aston Martin vanquish and Bently Continental G.T. His Aston Martin costs above $400k (INR 2.99 Cr) while his Bently costs $200k (INR 1.49 Cr).
He also has purchased a private jet. His 14 seater Gulfstream V has a price of $40million (INR 2,99.62 Cr). This long-range business jet has a top speed of 966 km/h.
Being one of the best golfers out there, it is given that he will work in promoting golf. He has also tied up with other investors to open six golf courses all around Arizona. These courses offer private memberships for an annual fee. Similarly, in 2020 he announced an extraordinary new business venture. He collaborated with his friend Dave Phillips to start his own brand of Coffee! Both friends share a passion for good Coffee, which inspired them to start Coffee for Wellness.
Many brands have approached him to work with them. Some of the major has been with Rolex watches, Ford Motors, ExxonMobil, KPMG. The legend golfer also had a contract with Barclays for 15 years that lasted till 2016. This is mostly seen sporting expensive Rolex Watches. Other brands he has worked with include Titleist, Grayhawk, Callaway, Amgen, and Intrepid Financial Partners. Only in 2020, did he starts endorsing Amstel Light and Melin (hat brand).
He enjoys a luxurious life with the millions he has made in his career. But has a great range of properties, cars, and even a jet of his own. But still, he is a family person. He is close to his family, and they are with him in most of his tournaments. Being around his family makes him feel more special than winning any tournament. He surprised everyone in 2019 when he shared a photo showing off his newly toned body. Turns out, he lost 15 pounds in just 10 days with a ‘hard reset’ diet. This amazing transformation left fans wondering if there’s anything that he can not do.
He has written a few books, recollecting his experiences as a golfer. However, his 2005 book one Magical Sunday is a close-up journey on his personal and professional life. The title is derived from his magical win at 2004 Masters. Another book based around golf is his 2009 book Secrets of the Short Game. As mentioned in the title itself, the book consists of tips and tricks that a golf enthusiast might find helpful. This book was well-appreciated by readers with mostly favourable reviews.
Mickelson is also credited as co-author in the 2011 book Unconscious Putting: Dave Stockton’s Guide to Unlocking Your Signature Stroke. This book is available in paperback, hardcover as well as in the form of audiobooks.
When you have a net worth of $400 million (INR 29,96.38 Cr)., you are expected to give back to society, and in this case, he does not let you down! Along with his wife he founded their own charitable organization, ‘Birdies for the brave.’ It is the PGA Tour’s national military outreach platform. The foundation also helps raise funds for providing financial aid, rehabilitation programs to military members, veterans, and their families.
For every bride and every eagle he makes, he donated $100 and $500 to this charity. There is also the Phil and may foundation established in 2004. This foundation supports various youth and family initiatives. It supports educational and scientific endeavours. Other causes and charities that he has supported include:
Special Operations warrior foundation.
Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy.
Homes for Our Troops Inc.
He started his career as a golf scholarship student for Arizona State University. He won 16 tournaments at the collegiate level before graduating in 1992. Before he turned professional, he had already won his first PGA Tour event. But his major championship win was later in 2004. He has won over 40 PGA events throughout his career. The major ones are the 2004, 2006, and 2010 masters, 2005 PGA championship, and Open championship 2013.
His career saw a little halt in 2016 when he underwent major hernia surgeries. But he made a quick recovery and has been active in the game ever since. Along with his solo career, he has also made a few appearances for U.S. National Team. Today, his name is listed among the most successful golf players of all time. He has played with many successful athletes like Stephen Curry and Larry Fitzgerald.
Interestingly Mickelson joined Social Media just a couple of years ago, back in 2018. But his popularity transformed quickly into social media followers, and he is now considered an unexpected social media star. He seems to be pretty active in his social channels, mostly on Twitter. Instagram: 1.3 Million Followers
Being popularly known as ‘lefty’ for his left-hand play, you would be surprised to know that he is not actually left-handed otherwise! Since he learned golf from his father as a kid, he copied his style, even his prominent hand. He was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis in 2010 that posed a threat to his career. But he recovered relatively quickly. After that incident, he started endorsing the drug.
Q. What Ryder Cup record does Phil Mickelson hold?
Ans:- He holds the Ryder Cup record for most matches played and most matches lost.
Q. How to hit Phil Mickelson’s flop shot?
Ans:- The golfer said, “If you want to hit the ball high and soft for a flop shot, you need to swing the club down into the dirt.”
Q. Who was the kid caddy that caddied for Phil Mickelson?
Ans:-Mickelson’s kid caddy was Riley, who is a junior golfer herself.
Q. How many Masters wins does Phil have?
Ans:- The pro golfer has three Masters win.
Q. What style blade putter does Phil Mickelson use?
Ans:-He uses the classic-styled Odyssey PM Blade.