Phil Alfred Mickelson was born on June 16, 1970 in San Diego, California. He is a highly accomplished professional golfer who has been included in the World Golf Hall of Fame. Mickelson first displayed an interest in the sport while watching his father play golf as a child. Nicknamed ‰ÛÏLefty‰Û, Mickelson is well-known for his unusual left-handed swing which he learned by mirroring his right-handed father. After graduating from Arizona State University where he excelled as a college golfer, Mickelson began his professional career in 1992.
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2. Income & Salary
Some of Phil Mickelson‰Ûªs career highlights include being ranked 2nd in the world by the Official World Golf Ranking multiple times. He is also one of only 15 golfers in history to win three of the four major championships. In 2000, Mickelson famously ended Tiger Woods‰Ûª six-victory winning streak at the Buick Invitational. Mickelson has won the Masters Golf Tournament in 2004, 2006 and 2010 and the PGA Championship in 2005. In 2013, Mickelson took home the first-place trophy at the British Open and a cool $1.4 million.
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3. Estimated Net Worth
Phil Mickelson is currently ranked #7 on Forbes‰Ûª list of the world‰Ûªs highest-paid athletes. His current net worth is estimated to be $180 million. Over his entire golf career, he is estimated to have won over $70 million in career prize money. Mickelson also takes in an average of $30 million a year from paid endorsements. According to Forbes, Mickelson earned a total of $49 million in 2012 and 2013. His endorsement deals brought in $44 million and he received $4.7 million in bonuses and prize money.