A legendary name in the sport and a World Golf Hall of Famer, Mickelson has 57 career wins, including six majors – three of those at the Masters. At age 50, he became the oldest major winner when he claimed his second PGA Championship title in 2021 at Kiawah Island. Possessing one of golf's best short games, the Hy Flyers GC captain spent more than 25 years ranked in the world's top 50 and is a popular figure wherever he plays.
Inducted into World Golf Hall of Fame in 2012.
Winner of 57 worldwide professional events, including six majors – Masters in 2004, 2006 and 2010; PGA Championship in 2005 and 2021; and the Open Championship in 2013.
Highest position in world golf rankings: 2nd.
Became oldest major champion by winning 2021 PGA Championship at 50 years, 11 months, 7 days.
Has finished runner-up in majors 12 times, including six times in the U.S. Open.
Owns record for most U.S. Ryder Cup appearances (12) and matches played (47).
Member of three winning U.S. Ryder Cup teams (1999, 2008, 2016).
Spent more than 25 consecutive years inside the top 50 of the world rankings.
Won four tournaments in a single year five times.
Won three individual NCAA Championships and one team title while playing for Arizona State University.
Won 1990 U.S. Amateur.
Won pro tour event as a 20-year-old amateur.
MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY
2004 Masters – Rolled in an 18-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole to win his first major by one stroke over Ernie Els … Had made 46 major starts (pro and amateur) prior to winning … Became the third left-handed golfer to win a major … Shot 31 on the back nine in the final round at Augusta National. … Said Mickelson: “Ernie was really making a move, and this wasn't one of those things that you could just have fall in your lap. I had to go out and get it. To shoot 31, man, that feels great. I don't know what else to say. It just feels awesome.”
2005 PGA Championship – In a Monday finish due to poor weather conditions the previous day, he finished at 4 under at Baltusrol to beat Steve Elkington and Thomas Bjorn by one stroke … Birdied the 72nd hole from the greenside rough … Held a 3-shot lead after 36 holes and was tied with Davis Love III atop the 54-hole leaderboard … Said Mickelson: “It was a week where there were things didn't go perfectly the whole time. The first couple of days, the ball was going in the hole, but thereafter, it was not. Yet, I had to gut it out and just find a way to make some pars and find a way to make a couple birdies.”
2006 Masters – Won back-to-back majors by claiming his second Masters title … Shot 3-under in the final round to win by two strokes over Tim Clark … Moved to world No. 2, his highest career ranking … Said Mickelson: “The stress-free walk up 18 was incredible. I had been wanting that. I had actually been wanting like a 4- or 5-shot lead, but 3 was OK, too. It was a great feeling walking up there, knowing that I had the tournament in hand.”
2010 Masters – Won his third Masters by 3 strokes over Lee Westwood … Shot 67 in the final round to overtake Westwood, the third-round leader … It was an emotional victory after wife Amy’s battle with breast cancer the previous year, as well as his mother’s battle with cancer … Said Mickelson: “To have Amy and my kids here to share it with, I can't put into words. It just feels incredible, especially given what we've been through in the last year, to be able to share this kind of joy means a lot to us.”
2013 Open Championship – Won the Open for the first time in his 20th start in this major … Had recorded just two top-10 finishes in his previous 19 starts … Started the final round 5 strokes behind but shot 66 to overtake 54-hole leader Lee Westwood at Muirfield … Said Mickelson: “Just an amazing feeling winning this great championship. And to play probably the best round of my career and hit some of the best shots that I've ever hit. Certainly putt better than I've ever putted.”
2021 PGA Championship … Made major championship history by becoming the oldest major champion at age 50 … Shot a final-round 73 at Kiawah Island to finish at 6 under and beat Brooks Koepka and Louis Oosthuizen by 2 strokes. … Shared the 36-hole lead with Oosthuizen and led by 1 stroke after 54 holes … Said Mickelson: “Certainly one of the moments I'll cherish my entire life. I don't know how to describe the feeling of excitement and fulfillment and accomplishment to do something when -- you know, of this magnitude when very few people thought that I could.”
STARTS AND FINISHES
Best finish: Win (2004, 2006, 2010)
Top 10s: 16
Cuts made: 27
Best finish: Win (2005, 2021)
Top 10s: 10
Cuts made: 27
Best finish: 2nd (1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2013)
Top 10s: 10
Cuts made: 26
Best finish: Win (2013)
Top 10s: 4
Cuts made: 20
RYDER CUP HISTORY (Team USA)
Appearances (12): 1995, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018
Record (wins, losses, halves): 18-22-7
Total matches: 47
Singles (W-L-H): 8-6-1
Foursomes (W-L-H): 5-8-4
Four-balls (W-L-H): 8-8-2