Mickelson Factfile

A look at the life and career of the new Open Champion Phil Mickelson.

Last Updated: 21/07/13 at 19:23 Post Comment

Phil Mickelson: The 2013 Open champion

Phil Mickelson: The 2013 Open champion

1970: Born June 16 in San Diego, California.

1990: Wins US Amateur, first left-hander to do so.

1991: Wins first PGA Tour title, while still an amateur, at Northern Telecom Open.

1992: Turns professional.

1993: Wins for first time as a professional at Buick Invitational of California.

1995: September 24 - Makes first of nine Ryder Cup appearances but is on the losing side at Oak Hill.

1996: Wins four PGA Tour tournaments.

1997: September 28 - Again on the losing side in the Ryder Cup at Valderrama.

1999: September 26 - Helps United States win Ryder Cup at Brookline with two points from four matches.

2004: April 11 - Wins first major title at the Masters, carding a closing 69 at Augusta to beat Ernie Els by a shot.

2005: August 19 - Wins second major in USPGA Championship at Baltusrol, finishing a shot ahead of Thomas Bjorn and Steve Elkington.

2006: April 9 - Wins Masters for second time by two shots from Tim Clark.

2008: September 21: Member of winning Ryder Cup team at Valhalla, despite only winning two points from five matches.

2010: April 11: Wins third Masters title in emotional circumstances, embracing his wife Amy, who was battling breast cancer, on final green.

2012: September 30 - Wins three points from four in his record ninth Ryder Cup appearance at Medinah but crucially loses to Justin Rose on final day as Europe secure a dramatic win from 10-6 down.

2013: June 16 - Finishes second to Rose in US Open at Merion, a record sixth runners-up finish in the event on his 43rd birthday.

July 14 - Wins Scottish Open, his first victory in Europe

July 21 - Wins Open Championship at Muirfield with brilliant final round of 66.

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