The name Phil Mickelson has become a byword for longevity, with the famous left-hander spending 25 years in golf's top 50.
Mickelson has won three of the four Majors and took his tally to six overall with a shock victory in the 2021 PGA Championship at Kiawah Island. Aged 50, that triumph made him the oldest Major winner in history. Only the US Open has eluded the Californian and he's finished runner-up an agonising six times.
For many years, Mickelson carried the mantle of 'nearly-man', having been near the top for so long without winning a Major. He finally ended that with victory in the 2004 Masters although he's never been the world number one.
He has amassed 45 Tour victories and collected over $90million in prize money, which puts him second only to Tiger Woods on the PGA Tour's Career Money Leaders list.
Mickelson is among the most recognizable figures in the sport and has represented the United States in numerous Ryder Cups and Presidents Cups, including an unprecedented streak of 23 events between 1994 and 2018.
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He would endure more heartache at the 2006 US Open at Winged Foot though. When needing to make par on the 18th to win, he made a string of mistakes and dropped two strokes to end in a tie for second.
If that performance shook Mickelson's confidence, a playoff victory at the 2013 Scottish Open restored it ahead of the British Open. Mickelson produced a clutch finish at Muirfield Links, sinking birdies on four of the last six holes to card a final round 66 and claim a three-stroke victory.
Painful five year drought
Having enjoyed years of consistent PGA Tour victories, Mickelson was unable to notch any successes through the 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 seasons.
Mickelson finished as runner-up in three Majors between 2014 and 2016, enduring close calls at the PGA Championship, Masters and the British Open. Mickelson has been a runner-up at 11 Majors to date, making him the man with the second-most second-place finishes in history behind Jack Nicklaus.
Mickelson ended his winless streak at the WGC-Mexico Championship in March 2018. In February 2019, Mickelson won the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am for the fifth time.
In 2020, Mickelson qualified to join the PGA Champions Tour, which he has taken up alongside his regular tour commitments. But he wasn't done at the top level just yet.
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Mickelson announced he was taking a break from golf in early 2022 as he came to terms with the continuing fall out from his explosive comments about Saudi Arabia, the Saudi Golf League and his use of both as leverage in a dispute with the PGA Tour.