In the history of the PGA Tour, Lefty Mickelson has had his fair share of impressive victories. Since turning pro in 1992, he’s gone on to win 45 events on the PGA Tour, including six major championships. But which one was his most memorable? Here are some of Lefty’s most memorable victories.
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The 2003 Masters Lefty Most Memorable Victories
The Masters is one of golf’s four major championships, and Mickelson’s first win at Augusta National was a memorable affair. He overcame a two-shot deficit on Sunday to beat Tiger Woods by one stroke. Mickelson said it was his most memorable career win because he had dreamed about winning that tournament as a kid. I still remember where I was standing when Arnold Palmer holed out in ’58, he said. Now I have my own memory.
The 2004 U.S. Open
Lefty is best known for his 2005 Masters win, but his 2004 U.S. Open championship was also one of his most memorable victories. Lefty shot an incredible score of -9 to win by three strokes at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York. For any professional golfer, a score that low would be impressive—but for Mickelson and his long distance drives off the tee, it was otherworldly.
The 2006 PGA Championship
It was Lefty’s most recent major, won with a clutch putt on 18 that secured his second PGA Championship. Lefty tied Carl Pettersson and Chris DiMarco at -16 after four rounds at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey. In extra holes of sudden death play he prevailed, sinking a 25-foot putt for birdie to win 2&1 over DiMarco.
- Born: 16 June 1970 (age 51 years), San Diego, California, United States
- Height: 1.91 m
- Spouse: Amy Mickelson (m. 1996)
- Caddy: Tim Mickelson
- Children: Evan Samuel Mickelson, Sophia Isabel Mickelson, Amanda Brynn Mickelson
- Siblings: Tim Mickelson, Tina Mickelson
The 2010 British Open
Lefty won his third major championship and first British Open title in a playoff over Stewart Cink, who had himself bested a playoff field to capture his only other major, The 2009 Masters. This win pushed Lefty into fourth place in all-time major victories. Two months later, he won his second PGA Championship—his third consecutive victory on tour and first two-peat—in a four-hole playoff against Y.E. Yang at Atlanta Athletic Club.
Phil mickelson net worth Lefty Most Memorable Victories
U.S. professional golfer Phil Mickelson has an estimated net worth of $275 million as of November 2017, according to Celebrity Net Worth. This amount is made up mostly of his $110 million in on-course winnings (as of June 2015) and endorsement deals that include Callaway Golf, KPMG and Rolex watches among others.
Phil mickelson putter Lefty Most Memorable Victories
As a professional golfer, Mickelson is one of only five players to win at least three of golf’s four modern major championships. Left-handedness And Precision – Since switching from a standard grip to a left-hand low grip in 1992, Mickelson has transformed his game from an inconsistent, sometimes erratic streak of good play and occasional flashes of brilliance into one with far fewer highs and lows.