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(La Quinta, CA, January 20, 2019) – In his first appearance of the new year, Phil Mickelson kicked off 2019 by shooting 12-under 60 at the Desert Classic presented by Workday. Lefty tied a career low for a single round, which he last shot six years ago at the Phoenix Open. 

This was the most under par Phil has been in 2,077 rounds he has played on TOUR.

Phil was aware of how amazing the performance was, especially with the lack of recent competition. This was Phil’s first official TOUR event since the Safeway Open back in October.

“It was a kind of a lucky day for me in the sense that I did not feel sharp heading in,” Mickelson said. “I haven’t really had the intense practice sessions that I would like, but I felt like all parts were OK and it just clicked. Some days you have those days where it just clicked.”

Mickelson, a two-time winner in the desert, would follow his performance with rounds of 66 and 68, which earned him the second-lowest 54-hole score of his career. He started the final round with a two-shot lead, but had a tough day with the putter on Sunday and ultimately lost by one stroke on 18 to finish tied for second.

Despite the red hot start, Phil said he was rusty before the start of the tournament. His lack of recent competition may have contributed to struggles on Sunday. 

“It’s a weird game how sometimes if you haven’t played for a while it just can click and come right back,” Mickelson said. “But usually you need a little bit of a foundation there coming down the stretch. When you get to feel the pressure, you need to have that foundation of practice and seeing the shots that you want to hit, seeing the ball go in on the greens. I didn’t really have that today.”

(Las Vegas, November 24, 2018) – Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods squared off in Capital One’s The Match: Tiger vs. Phil from the exclusive Shadow Creek Golf Course in a thrilling match which saw Lefty reign supreme after four playoff holes. It was a four-foot birdie on the 22nd hole that took home the $9 million prize for Phil. Mickelson has had a Hall of Fame career, but he called this victory over Woods “very special.”

Phil and Tiger were neck-and-neck all day, as neither player ever led by more than one hole. Both shot 69 in the regulation holes, with Woods hitting six birdies and three bogeys while Mickelson shot three birdies.

The Match result didn’t go without some trash talk as Lefty had some words for Tiger after the win. “Just know I will never let you live that down,” Phil said after beating Woods. It’s not the Masters or the U.S. Open, but it is nice to have a little something on you.”

Phil then took to Twitter to let Tiger know what the day meant to him.

Mickelson also had the advantage in the side challenges during the match. Woods won the first challenge for $200,000 when Mickelson didn’t birdie the first hole. Mickelson though won the next three, which were closest-to-the-pin challenges on par-3 holes, which totaled $600,000.  Phil previously announced that The Phil and Amy Mickelson Foundation will contribute his winnings from the side challenges to charities including Birdies for the Brave, Generation Justice, Children of the 58, and others.

Phil and Tiger did something that has never been done before, and the excitement was felt all around. They had fellow athletes and fans on social media buzzing all throughout The Match.

What an incredible event.

 

[Dallas, Texas, November 19, 2018] – Performance menswear company Mizzen+Main announces the launch of a multi-drop golf polo collection co-designed by brand ambassador, company stakeholder, and American golf icon, Phil Mickelson.The announcement comes after several successes the partnership has achieved thus far, including a 600% increase in website traffic when the partnership was announced, as well as a viral brand commercial that resulted in over 600 million media impressions in just four days.

Mizzen+Main and Phil Mickelson first announced their partnership back in May, which transformed the industry with the “best damn dress shirt.” Mizzen+Main later launched the Phil Mickelson logo collection containing a variety of shirts, which featured Lefty’s signature ‘jump’ logo from his infamous pose after winning the 2004 Masters.

Now, just ahead of highly-anticipated Capital One’s The Match: Tiger vs. Phil, the brand debuts the first iteration of the Phil Mickelson Golf Polo Collection, designed by Lefty, with the athlete in mind. “Having Phil on board to design a collection brings a unique element to our partnership that we know fans will love. This is something Phil’s never done before and it’s humbling that one of the world’s greatest golfers has chosen to work with us to design performance polos,” states Kevin Lavelle, Founder and CEO of Mizzen+Main.

“I love Mizzen+Main’s dress shirts – they’re unlike anything else I’ve ever worn which is part of why I play golf in them,” said Mickelson. “As great as they are, I’m thrilled to launch my own line of polos designed to deliver maximum functional benefits while helping me look my best. These polos have done just that.”

The first drop of the collection features four golf polos in navy, black, purple and white and are made in the brand’s performance fabrics, ensuring they not only look great but are comfortable and versatile as well. The polos are now available in sizes S-XXL on www.mizzenandmain.com, for $89 each. Mickelson will be sporting the black polo during The Match on Friday, November 23.

Additional styles will launch in 2019.

(September 5, 2018) — Phil Mickelson has been selected to represent the United States in the Ryder Cup beginning later this month. After being picked by captain Jim Furyk, Lefty will now hold the record for most Ryder Cup appearances with 12. He previously shared the record with Nick Faldo.

 The 48 year old has played every edition of the event since making his debut in 1995. He will also tie Nick Faldo for the most matches played at the Ryder Cup when he plays his first match at Le Golf National, playing his 46th match.

Along earning spots on 12 consecutive Ryder Cup teams, Mickelson has also represented the United States in 12 consecutive time in the Presidents Cup, both American records.

 Phil wasted no time celebrating his selection with an epic tweet. 

There is great importance on this year’s Ryder Cup as it may be Phil’s last opportunity to win on foreign soil. 

 “This is mostly likely my last chance to go over to Europe and to be a part of a winning U.S. team in Europe,” said Phil. “We haven’t done that in 25 years, it feels great to be a part of this team and serve this team in any way I can.”

 It safe to say Lefty is looking forward to this opportunity.

 

(August 22, 2018) — The head-to-head showdown between Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods is official and will be held at the Shadow Creek in Las Vegas over Thanksgiving. The winner of the highly-anticipated 18-hole duel between the two legends will walk away with a prize of $9 million.

 ‘The Match’ was made official on Tiger’s Twitter on the same day Phil Mickelson joined Twitter — in lefty fashion. Phil and Tiger engaged in some friendly trash talk after the announcement, which you can see HERE.

 Phil says the format will be match play, but details are still being worked out. The Match is going to be a special event and Phil knows the importance. “It’s an opportunity for us to bring golf to the masses in prime time during a period where we don’t have much going on in the world of golf,” Mickelson said. “It’s a way to show a side you don’t normally see by having us miked up to hear some of the interaction between us.”

As if this historic event couldn’t get any better, both Phil and Tiger will be mic’d throughout.

 For additional trash talk leading up to the match, keep an eye on Lefty’sTwitter.