Phil Mickelson a Major Champion

By: Eddie Delgado

Phil Mickelson, an American professional golfer, nicknamed "Lefty" for his left-handed swing has been considered one of the greatest golfers of his generation. His left handed swing brought him much praise and attention being the first left handed golfer to win the Amateur Title in 1990. He continued his reign of wins in 1991 when he won his first PGA Tour tournament, The Northern Telecom Open. Despite his greatness, he had yet to win a Major. Not until 2004 did Mickelson reached stardom winning his first major championship defeating Ernie Els for The Masters. Mickelson went on to win his second career major championship victory at the 2005 PGA Championship and his third the following spring at the 2006 Masters.

Phil Mickelson was born June 16, 1970 in San Diego California. He graduated from the University of San Diego High School in 1988. He attended Arizona State on a golf scholarship, graduating in 1992. During that time, he perfected his amateur golf career by winning three NCAA individual championships and three Haskins Awards in 1990, 1991 and 1992. He also earned first-team All-American Honors as a collegiate golfer.

Phil Mickelson career championships include; 1981 Junior World Golf Championships, 1989 NCAA Division I Championship, 1990 NCAA Division I Championship, US Amateur- Porter Cup, 1991 Western Amateur, 1992 NCAA Division I Championship.

His PGA Tour wins include; 3 Major championships, 1 FedEx Cup Event and 30 other PGA Tours. His Major Championships include The Masters in 2004, The PGA Championship in 2005 and The Masters in 2006.

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