Philip Mickelson Net WorthReal Name: Philip Mickelson
Date of Birth: 06/16/1970
Place of Birth: San Diego, California
2017 Net Worth: $256 Million
2016 Earnings: $49 Million
Profession: Professional tennis player
Phil Mickelson Biography
Philip Mickelson was born in San Diego, California in 1970, but grew up in both the Scottsdale, Arizona area and San Diego. He is right handed except in the area of golf, where he plays left handed. Mickelson was learning golf from his father before he even began school. Mickelson’s father worked as a commercial airline pilot, so his unusual work schedule allowed them to play golf together often. Mickelson graduated from high school in 1988 and then attended Arizona State University in Tempe on a golf scholarship.
While Mickelson was at ASU, he quickly became a popular amateur. He won three NCAA individual championships, as well as three Haskins Awards. He won a total of 16 tournaments during his time at college. Mickelson went pro in 1992 and in 1996; he won four tournaments including the NEC World Series of Golf. Mickelson has won four major championships as well as 40 PGA Tour events. He has reached a career high of 2nd place in the world rankings of golf multiple times.
Although his world ranking has dropped in the past few years, he is still very popular with sponsors. Only Tiger Woods earns more off the course than Mickelson. He has lucrative endorsement deals worth more than $30 million each year from Barclays, Exxon, Rolex, and Callaway. He also has recently picked up an endorsement deal to promote an arthritis drug Enbrel, after he was diagnosed with the disease in 2010. Mickelson has also been hired to design multiple golf courses in China.
Mickelson has a current net worth of $256 million. Most of his earnings come from endorsements, although he is still playing golf regularly. Although Mickelson is one of only 16 golfers in the history of the sport to win at least three of the four professional majors, he has never been able to win the U.S. Open. Although it is unknown if Mickelson will be able to continue to play golf for much longer considering his arthritic condition, he can still earn millions through endorsements for many years to come.