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After getting back on track at the Saudi International with a third place finish, Phil Mickelson found success at a place where he is a five-time champion: the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Lefty flirted with the lead all week before Nick Taylor’s chip-in birdie at the 15th hole Sunday finally ended any hope at a sixth win at Pebble Beach for Phil.

The third-place finish moved Phil from 72nd in the Official World Golf Ranking (OGWR) to 55th. His place on the OGWR is important because he needs to be in the top 60 after the PGA Championship (May 18) or on June 15 in order to qualify for the US Open at Winged Foot. Phil also made some history this weekend. He is just the third player in PGA TOUR history with at least one top-10 finish in 30 consecutive seasons.


Although he did not walk away with the win, his play on the course was definitely a confidence builder.

“I had a lot of fun today having a chance to be in contention and having a chance to win,” Mickelson said after the tournament. “It was fun to get back in it. And these last couple of weeks have really given me a lot of motivation and momentum to continue doing what I’ve been doing … I’ve had two third-place finishes and I’m going to continue to build on that and give myself more chances.”

Next tournament up for Phil is the Genesis Invitational this week where he’s had plenty of success winning the event in back-to-back years in 2008 and 2009.

Five-time Major champion Phil Mickelson and Amstel Light have teamed up for a multiyear partnership and launched a campaign which focuses on the struggles in adult male friendships. The campaign puts a humorous spin on the challenges men face in making new male friends in adulthood.

Where does Lefty fit in? He’s the guy providing the advice and support to men on and off the course, and he puts his own comedic spin on it. The announcement was made on social media with a video titled “In The Rough with Phil Mickelson”, which you can watch below. As you can see, the partnership kicked off with a little Phil comedy.

“Quality time with friends is only made better over a great beer like Amstel Light, which is the only beer I drink,” said Phil Mickelson. “I am really excited about this partnership and to launch this new campaign as we work together to help adult men create new, long-lasting friendships around our shared love of Amstel Light.”

And if you need a tip or two on how to make friends, Phil’s your guy.

This week, Phil Mickelson announced a new partnership with California-based premium headwear brand melin. With fitness being a main focus for Phil, the performance of the melin hats was ideal for him on and off the course. With a great workout regimen and the ability to increase his practice sessions, the sweat resisting, moisture-wicking technology in melin’s HYDRO hat is a great compliment to Lefty’s game.

As part of the partnership, melin will produce Mickelson’s official on-course hat featuring KPMG and Callaway branding. The melin HYDRO hat is designed for versatility and is built with a water-resistant exterior, sweat-wicking interior lining, a Thermoflex snapback closure, and an anti-microbial sweatband. melin Hydro is designed to outlast the demand that elite athletes place on their equipment.

“Whether it’s my equipment, apparel, or my headwear, I’m always looking for products that look good, feel great, and perform at the highest level on the course,” Phil said regarding the hats. “melin’s attention to detail in how their hats are constructed and commitment to quality, will give me a hat that helps me excel on the course and look great off of it.”

The melin brand brand focuses on creating the highest quality and highest performing headwear in the world with an eye for premium materials, unique design details, and a relentless pursuit of innovation. They believe that with more time, thought, and care invested into how they make their products, they can actually extend the life of their headwear and the adventures they take them on.

During special event at the Madison Club in La Quinta, California, Phil Mickelson announced that he will take on at The American Express PGA TOUR event as the event’s official host. Mickelson also announced that his charity, The Mickelson Foundation, will be the host organization beginning this year. Mickelson has acted as an ambassador for the event the past three years, but his new role as host will take Lefty from behind-the-scenes work to center stage. He has won the event twice back in 2002 and 2004’s Bob Hope Chrysler Classic and finished runner-up at last year’s Desert Classic.

“The PGA TOUR asked that I, along with my foundation, take on a bigger role and my wife Amy and I decided that it would be the right fit,” said Mickelson. “We want to have more direct involvement in the charitable support and contributions here in the valley.”

Mickelson further expressed his excitement on the announcement by sharing the news on Twitter, which you can see below.


Lefty’s involvement with The American Express will focus on charitable aspects this year then he will continue to be more involved with player recruitment and other areas in years to come as the event continues to grow.

“To partner with American Express , a brand involved with many other world-class sporting and entertainment events around the world, and to have them see our vision is important,” Mickelson added. “What makes me so excited is that in all of sports there is no greater value than we have here with The American Express. From a terrific golf tournament, to hosting two of the greatest music artists in the world, we will make The American Express the place to be in January.”

Lefty will look to become a three-time winner of the event when The American Express takes place at the iconic PGA WEST Stadium, PGA WEST Nicklaus and La Quinta Country Club courses, January 16-19, 2020.

Phil Mickelson and rising Chinese golf star Li Haotong were hosted by Las Vegas Sands Corp. and Sands China today in Macao. Mickelson and Haotong participated in a Pro-Am tournament, followed by the highlight of the day, a junior clinic. The clinic consisted of golfers from the Macao Junior Golf Club Association, the Zhang Lianwei Sports Development Foundation and Macao Special Olympics.

Mickelson, who competed in his first CJ Cup at Jeju Island last week, is visiting Macao for the first time. “During my career I have been fortunate to travel the world playing golf and to come to new places like Macao is very special. I’m very grateful to have this opportunity and have enjoyed my stay here at the Venetian,” Phil said on his visit.

This event is just one example of Las Vegas Sands role in bringing sporting events and professional athletes to Macao. Sands has demonstrated its commitment to increasing access to opportunities for young people in Macao through its partnerships.

“We are honored to have Phil and Haotong in Macao and glad that they were able to connect with our guests and the local community,” said Rob Goldstein, the company’s president and chief operating officer. “We are committed to supporting Macao’s transformation into a world-class leisure and business tourism destination and will continue to work with role models like Phil and Haotong who inspire and educate the local community here.”

Phil’s tour of Asia will continue at the end of the month when he plays at the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shangai, a tournament which Phil has won twice back in 2007 and 2009