Phil Mickelson is an American professional golfer. One of the most accomplished golfers of all time and has won 44 titles on the PGA Tour. Consistently ranked among the top echelon of the Official World Golf Ranking, he is known for his left-handed swing, earning him the moniker, “Lefty”.
As of April 2020, Phil Mickelson’s net worth is $400 million. Here is how he made his riches.
Phil Mickelson: Net Worth Breakdown
Phil learned to golf by mirroring his father on the days they spent together. He continued golfing throughout most of his childhood and into adulthood.
He received a full-ride to Arizona State University, thanks to a golfing scholarship and his collegiate golfing record was the stuff of legend. He won the three NCAA individual championships and three Haskins Awards.
He also held the distinction being one of the few collegiate golfers to win the PGA Tour event after a stunning performance in the Northern Telecom Open in Tucson, Arizona.
After going pro in 1992, Phil went on to tour with the PGA and won numerous events, including the Byron Nelson Golf Classic, the World Series of Golf, the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, the Colonial National Invitation, and the Greater Hartford Open.
Despite performing at a high level, his first major championship win would only come in his thirteenth year of going pro. He won the 2004 Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia.
Since then, Phil has racked up 44 PGA tour-event wins, most esteemed of which are his 5 men’s major golf championship wins; 3 Masters wins in 2004, 2006, and 2010; a PGA championship in 2005; and an Open Championship win in 2013.
He has consistently ranked in the top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking and has peaked at #2 several times. He has won every major golfing tour except the U.S. Open.
For his indelible contribution to golfing, he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2012.
In 2015, Phil was reportedly making $51 million annually, according to Forbes.
Besides the fat paycheck he gets from major golfing tour wins, Phil also makes a hefty income through endorsement deals.
In fact, despite being the second-highest earning golfer on the PGA Tour’s all-time money list — second only to Tiger Woods, Phil makes significantly more from brand endorsements.
Out of the $62 million he reportedly earned in 2011 — making him the second-highest earning athlete in the United States — over $53 million of that was attributed to his endorsement deals.
Among the prominent companies and brands, Phil currently endorses are KPMG International Cooperative, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Rolex, Workday, Inc., Callaway Golf and Mizzen+Main.
He also had working deals with brands like Titleist, Bearing Point, Barclays, and Ford.
Early Life And Childhood
Phil Mickelson was born Philip Alfred Mickelson on June 16, 1970. One of three children born to Philip Mickelson and his wife, Mary Santos, Phil’s father, was instrumental in fostering a love for golf in his son.
Phil learned to golf by mirroring his father. Watching his right-handed father swing, his style became oriented towards left-handed playing, thus earning him the moniker, “Lefty”.
Phil attended the University of San Diego High School and graduated in 1988 and enrolled in Arizona State University on full golfing scholarship and graduated in June 1992.
Personal Life, Marriage, And Children
Phil has been married since November 16, 1996, to Amy McBride.
They have three children together: daughters Amanda Brynn, born in June 1999, and Sophia Isabel, born in October 2001; and a son, Evan, born in June 2003.