Phil Mickelson Net Worth $400 million
Phil Mickelson salary $43,500,000
Phil Mickelson Net Worth: How rich is Phil Mickelson? & How much money is Phil Mickelson worth? Time to find out!
Phil Mickelson is an American professional golfer and his current net worth is $400 million.
Born in San Diego, California to Philip Michelson, an airline pilot and former naval aviator, and Mary Mickelson, he grew up there and in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Before starting school, Michelson started golf under his father’s instruction. He learned golf by watching his right-handed father swing and by mirroring his style, hence, he plays golf with his left hand.
His father’s schedule allowed them to play together multiple times a week, and young Phil honed his creative short game in an extensive practice area in their backyard.
Mickelson attended and graduated from the University of San Diego in 1988. A few years later, he attended Arizona State University in Tempe, on a golf scholarship.
During his time at the university, he became the face of amateur golf in the US, capturing three NCAA individual championships. He shares this record for most individual NCAA championships with Ben Crenshaw.
The American golfer also led the Sun Devils to the NCAA National Championship in 1990. Throughout his entire collegiate career, he has won 16 tournaments.
Apart from that, he is also the second collegiate golfer to earn first-team All-American honors all four years. Then in the 1990, he became the first golfer with a left-handed swing to win the US Amateur title.
How did Phil Mickelson get famous?
A year later he made his biggest achievement as an amateur, after he won his first PGA Tour event, the Northern Telecom Open in Tucson.
By the age of 20, he became only the sixth amateur to win a tour event, and the ever in over five years. To date, no other amateur has won a PGA Tour Event at the time he did.
Upon graduation from college, he turned professional and bypassed the tour’s qualifying process, thanks to his win in Tucson. The same win earned him a two-year exemption.
In the following period he won numerous PGA Tour tournaments, including the Byron Nelson Golf Classic.
He also made his film debut in a non-speaking role in 1996 film, Tin Cup.
In his 13th year on the PGA Tour, he made his first major championship win, after he won the 2004 Masters with an 18-foot (5.5 m) birdie putt on the final hole.
Throughout his entire career, he has won 42 events on the PGA Tour, including five major championships.
Thanks to his winnings, he became one of 16 golfers in the history of the sport to win at least three of the four majors. In his career, Mickelson has won every major, except the US Open, where he finished runner-up six times.
To date, he has spent over 700 weeks in the top-10 of the Official World Golf Ranking, as well as getting inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.
How does Phil Mickelson make money?
Although he ranks second on the PGA Tour’s all-time money list of tournament prize money won, he earns far more from endorsements than from prize money.
According to Forbes magazine, he earned in 2016- 2017, an estimated amount of $43.5 million.
On the past years, for example in 2011, the same magazine, ranked him the second-highest paid athlete in the US, with earnings of over $62 million, $53 million of which came from endorsements.
Major companies which Mickelson currently endorses are KPMG, ExxonMobil (Mickelson and wife Amy started a teacher sponsorship fund with the company), Rolex, Workday, Inc., and Callaway Golf.
Previously in his career he worked with companies such as Titleist, Bearing Point, Barclays, and Ford.