Phil Mickelson Biography
Birthday: June 16, 1970 (Gemini)
Born In: San Diego, California, United States
Phil Mickelson is one of America’s most successful professional golfers. He has won every major tournament except the ‘US Open,’ where he has been the runner-up for a record six times. He is characterized by a powerful, but inaccurate drive with an excellent short game that more than makes up for his shortcomings. He has a unique left-handed swing, though he is right-handed. He won a ‘PGA Tour’ event as an amateur, at the tender age of 20. Although he is ranked at number two on the ‘PGA Tour’ list, his earnings from endorsements are far more than his earnings from the game. He has endorsed brands such as ‘Rolex,’ ‘Callaway Golf,’ and ‘Ford’ among others. In 2007, his annual earnings were estimated to be $ 42 million, making him one of the highest-paid golfers in the world. He was included in the ‘National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame’ and was the recipient of the ‘ESPY’ award for the best male golfer of 2004. He has represented the country in 11 ‘Ryder Cup’ matches and 12 ‘Presidents Cups,’ which he considers to be a huge honor. He is married to Amy McBride and has three children. Despite his busy golf schedule, Mickelson has always been a family man and contributed a large portion of his earnings to charity.