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(February 6, 2019) – Phil Mickelson will compete in his 23rd AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, beginning tomorrow. Pebble Beach has treated Phil well over the years. How well? 10 top-10 finishes, 360 birdies, and four wins, along with being the tournament’s all-time earnings leader. A fifth win would tie him atop the all-time list at Pebble Beach with Mark O’Meara.

Phil also has scored second-place finishes in this event in two of the last three years.  Last year where he finished tied for second three shots back of Ted Potter Jr., and in 2016 he finished in solo second one stroke behind winner Vaughn Taylor.

“It can be a difficult golf course, but it’s also a course you if you’re playing well, you’ll make some birdies,” Mickelson said last year.

Pebble Beach is also the host of the U.S. Open June, the only Major that has alluded Phil throughout his illustrious career. Longtime golf broadcaster Jim Nantz went on record recently to predict that Phil will win the U.S. Open at Pebble this year. “I think he’s going to win at Pebble, how about that? I want to put that on the record, right now,” he said.

It turns out Phil has family ties at Pebble Beach as well as his maternal grandfather, Al Santos, was one of the first caddies at the course. “What an American dream,” said Nantz on the connection with Mickelson and Santos. “The story is too good and his record is too good there for me to overlook it.”

Phil’s birthday also happens to be Sunday of the U.S. Open.

It’s not just Pebble Beach where Phil plays well, he’s had success on the West Coast overall. 11 of Lefty’s 43 PGA TOUR wins have come in California, including seven runner-up finishes.

(Phoenix, AZ, January 31, 2019) – It was 1989 when Phil Mickelson competed in his first Waste Management Phoenix Open (WMPO). In the view of some organizers, what Phil has done for the event has ‘put it on the map.’ When Mickelson first teed up at the event back in ‘89, it was just the third event to be played at that venue.

30 years is a long time, but they went by fast for Phil.

“Thirty years, gosh, I remember when I was in college, it doesn’t seem that long ago that I was playing in my first Phoenix Open,” Lefty said. “Just amazing how many great memories I have when I come back and play here.”

Phil did not make the cut at his first WMPO, but that didn’t faze him. He went on to win the Tucson Open as a junior in college.

30 years later, and Phil has not changed. He has 43 PGA TOUR Victories under his belt, including five majors. Phil has won at TPC Scottsdale, which is the site of where he will play his 30th Phoenix Open.

The 30th appearance is a record as he breaks a tie with Jim Ferrier, Jerry Barber and Gene Littler. If he makes the cut and plays four rounds, he will break the record for most rounds played (107). If Lefty were to go on and win the WMPO, it would be a fourth title and a stand-alone record.

Phil knows the importance to this tournament, and acknowledges what it means to him. “I cherish every time that I’ve had success here. I cherish coming down the back nine having an opportunity to win. It’s an environment unlike any other and it’s just really fun to get in the thick of it here in Phoenix,” he said regarding the WMPO.

Phil has a special bond with the WMPO, and not just because he has 11 Top-10 finishes. It’s the fans. At his first appearance in 1989, 334,500 people were in the crowd. Last year? 719,179.

“It was always special, but it became something bigger and larger than I think I ever thought possible.”

(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, for $89 each. Mickelson will be sporting the black polo during The Match on Friday, November 23.

Additional styles will launch in 2019.