Phil Mickelson’s net worth is estimated at a whopping 400 million dollars. He is one of the most well off players in golf. Besides his salary and tournament payouts of about $10 million annually. It is also complimented by his endorsements of $50 million a year. 

The Beginning

Young and Old Phil Mickelson
Young and current Phil Mickelson

Phillip Alfred Mickelson also famously known as “Lefty” was born on June 16, 1970. His father, who is a Pilot, taught him golf at their home. Funnily enough Mickelson is right-handed but plays left-handed, hence the name Lefty, because while his father taught him golf, he watched and mirrored his style leading to him playing as a left-hander.

Mickelson attended Arizona State University on a golf scholarship and in total won 16 tournaments in his collegiate career. After graduating ASU in 1992, he immediately turned professional.

Professional Career

Phil Mickelson's Net Worth
PHIL MICKELSON (Michael Wade/Icon Sportswire)

Racking up 44 career PGA Tour wins, Mickelson had a long and successful career. However the first 12 years of his career, he ranked in the top 10 finishing line up 17 times but never managed to secure a major victory despite multiple 2nd and 3rd places, hence being described as the “best player never to win a major”.

Victory!

Phil Mickelson 2004 Masters
First Major win at Masters 200

Finally in the year 2004, after 13 hard years of hard work. He secured his victory in the Masters with an 18 foot birdie putt on the final hole! Since then he started racking up victories every year. Mickelson is also the oldest ever winner of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Tournament at 48 years old. Mickelson managed 3 Masters victories in his career in 2004, 2006 and 2010.

In the U.S. Open in 2006, Mickelson was on route to join Ben Hogan and Tiger Woods as the only players to win three consecutive majors. However, on the 18th hole on the last day, Mickelson needed to make a par to secure a 1 stroke victory. He decided to keep his aggressive playstyle and hit a driver off the tee. Unfortunately, his drive went way left of the fairway and got caught with trees surrounding it. He then tried to play his second shot to the tree but failed miserably and ended the hole with a double-bogey for a tie for second place.

In 2017 Mickelson suffered two sports hernia surgeries, however it did not take long in his recovery before his return to golf. He manage to play at the Farmers Insurance Open and the Waste Management Pheonix Open the following week. He suffered not achieving any victories in that time but the winless streak ended in 2018 where he bagged a win at the WGC-Mexico Championship with a total score of -16. Mickelson was also a captain’s pick for Team USA at the 2018 Ryder Cup.

Brand Endorsements

Phil-Mickelson

Majority of Mickelson’s earnings came from endorsements rather than prize money at about $50 million. The major companies which Mickelson currently endorses are Callaway, KPMG, Rolex, Workday, Inc, ExxonMobil and Mizzen+Main. Furthermore, in 2010 Phil Mickelson was treated with an arthritis drug Enbrel and he began endorsing the drug. He was previously sponsored by Titleist, Bearing Point, Barclays, and Ford.

Phil Mickelson’s Net Worth

Phil Mickelson has $87 million in tournament prize winnings and is currently the second highest ranked golfer in all-time career tournament winnings behind Tiger Woods. He surpassed Vijay Singh in 2015 to be the second ranked highest earnings in tournament prizes. In 2011, Mickelson was then the second-highest paid athlete in the United States earning an income of over $62 million, with $53 million from endorsements.

Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods
Golf Digest

His endorsements with major brands played a significant role in putting more money into his pockets. Besides that in 2018, Mickelson won $9 million from his one-off head to head exhibition match against Tiger Woods. 

Phil Mickelson chipping
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Phil Mickelson is a legend in the sport and will always be remembered for his aggressive playstyle. Arguably one of the best chippers of golf, Mickelson’s short game is one that is positively noted. Most notably his daring flop shots which sends the ball high into the air for a short distance. He led the PGA Tour in birdie averages in 2013. Phil Mickelson is also inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2012. 

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