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Player Profile:

  Phil Mickelson
Phil Mickelson
Player Profile
San Diego
High School:
San Diego Union
Psychology (1992)

--Mickelson has quietly used his position to better the lives of a wide variety of people (by Alan Shipnuck, Sports Illustrated/ 1, 2012)
--Playing for Tees, and 5 Bucks--Fortune Smiles on Mickelson on Way to Hall of Fame (by Karen Crouse, New York Times/May 5, 2012)
--Crenshaw, Mickelson share record (by Jeff Williams, 1, 2012)
--VIDEO FEATURE: Tim and Phil Mickelson talk about growing up together (by Isaac Easley, Sun Devils 101/February of 2012) Bio and Statistics For Phil
--Mickelson: 'I Couldn't Be Any Luckier' (Parade/March 27, 2011)

NCAA CHAMPION IN 1989, 1990 AND 1992

Year App. Top 10 Rds. Avg. Low
1988-89 14 10 43 72.14 66
1989-90 14 11 44 70.82 65
1990-91 11 11 35 70.08 64
1991-92 12 11 37 69.95 63
Totals 51 43 159 70.81 63


BEST AMATEUR EVER: One of only four players (David Duval and Bryce Molder of Georgia Tech and Gary Hallberg of Wake Forest) to be named first-team All-American for four years...won a school record 16 tournaments, including NCAA titles in 1989, 1990 and 1992...shot a collegiate career-low 63 in the first round of the 1992 NCAA Championships...a four-time first-team All-American from 1989-92...1990 Porter Cup medalist...Dave Williams Award Winner in 1992...first-team All-Pac-10 from 1989-92...Pac-10 Player of the Year three times (1990-92)...Pac-10 medalist in 1990...Haskins Award (coaches' vote) winner three times (1990-92)...Nicklaus Award Winner (tournament finishes) three times (1990-92)...U.S. Walker Cup member in 1989 and 1991...played in the U.S. World Amateur in 1990...the U.S. Amateur champion in 1990...the only player to win outright NCAA crowns in freshman and sophomore seasons...full name is Phil A. Mickelson...born June 16, 1970...parents are Phil and Mary Mickelson of San Diego...graduated from University of San Diego High School in 1988...a 1992 graduate of Arizona State with a degree in psychology.

BACK-TO-BACK:Mickelson is the only player to win back-to-back NCAA men's golf titles since Scott Simpson of USC in 1976-77. Five others to accomplish the feat are: Ben Crenshaw of Texas (1971-72), Dick Crawford of Houston (1959-60), G.T. Dunlap of Princeton (1903-31), Fred Lampbrecht of Tulane (1925-26), Dexter Cummings of Yale (1923-24),

1991-92 (Senior):Became only the second golfer to win three NCAA titles with his 17-under performance at the 1992 NCAA Championships at the The Championship Course in Albuquerque, N.M....Ben Crenshaw (1971, '72 and '73) is the other...72-hole total of 217 tied an NCAA record...three-round total of 19-under 197 set an NCAA record...two round total of 16-under 128 set an NCAA record...63 in first round was a career-low.

(Senior Year/12 appearances/37 rounds/69.95 stroke average)
Dates Tournament Scores/Total Place
Sep. 30-Oct. 1 Tucker Intercollegiate 72-70-70=212 (-4) T-2nd
Oct. 7-8 Ping/GOLFWEEK Preview 71-70-71=212 (-4) 8th
Oct. 14-15 Red River Classic 73-74-67=214 (-2) T-6th
Nov. 15-17 Golf World/Palmetto Dunes 68-69-69=206 (-10) 1st
Dec. 2-3 UNLV Taylor Made Classic 72-69-68=209 (-7) T-1st
Mar. 2-3 Ping/Arizona Intercollegiate 68-71=139 (-5) T-1st (lost playoff)
Mar. 13-15 Golf Digest Invitational 73-67-67=207 (-9) 1st
April 11-12 Ping/American Invitational 71-77-73=221 (+5) T-20th
April 17-18 Sun Devil Thunderbird Inv. 65-71-73=209 (-7) 1st
May 1-3 Pac-10 Championship 72-74-70-69=285 (-3) 3rd
May 21-23 NCAA West Regional 67-65-71=203 (-13) 2nd
June 3-6 NCAA Championships 63-65-69-74=271 (-17) 1st

1990-91 (Junior):Had a top-10 finish in all 11 tournaments...won both Haskins Award and Nicklaus Award...won Western Amateur Championship in August of 1991...became just the fourth amateur at the time to win a PGA event with his win at Tucso Northern Telecom Open...made cut at U.S. Open, Masters and British Open...fired rounds of 69 in the Masters and 67 in British Open...first lefthander to shoot a sub-par round at the Masters...low amateur U.S. Open and Masters, second-low amateur at British Open...paired with Michael Jordan in first round of 1991 Western Amateur in Benton Harbor, Mich...Mickelson shot a 67, Jordan an 85.

(Junior Year/11 appearances/35 rounds/ 70.08 stroke average)
Dates Tournament Scores/Total Place
Sep. 7-9 Colorado Invitational 68-70-69=207 1st
Oct. 1-2 Golfweek Invitational 73-70-70=213 2nd
Oct. 15-16 Red River Classic 69-64-72=205 2nd
Nov. 16-18 Golf World Intercollegiate 68-70-70=208 2nd
Nov. 26-28 Rebel Classic 70-76-70=216 3rd
Mar. 15-17 Golf Digest Invitational 69-68-67=204 1st
Mar. 22-23 Morris Williams Inv. 69-70-68-207 (-9) 1st
April 5-6 Sun Devil Thunderbird Inv. 68-68-68=204 (-12) 1st
May 4-6 Pac-10 Championship 72-72-74=218 T-10th
May 23-25 NCAA West Regional 72-72-71=215 T-4th
June 3-6 NCAA Championships 74-70-70-75=279 T-4th

1989-90 (Sophomore):Joined Ben Crenshaw as only freshman to defend NCAA title...won 1990 U.S. Amateur and was medalist...shot a 64 in second round of Amateur...became only second golfer to win NCAA and U.S. Amateur titles in same year (Jack Nicklaus was the other in 1961)...won the U.S./Japan Intercollegiates, the UNLV Rebel Classic, the Pac-10 Championship and the NCAA title...first ASU player to earn Pac-10 Player of the Year since 1981...finished 1990 season with seven straight top-10 finishes...won 1990 Porter Cup and had a 63 in final round...19th at 1990 PGA Tucson Open.

(Sophomore Year/14 appearances/44 rounds/70.82 stroke average)
Dates Tournament Scores/Total Place
Sep. 16-23 U.S./Japan Intercollegiate 70-72-71=213 1st
Oct. 16-17 Red River Classic 72-72-74=218 14th
Nov. 16-18 Golf World Invitational 70-68-74=212 T-2nd
Nov. 27-28 UNLVRebel Classic 72-71-72=215 1st
Feb. 2-3 Ping/Arizona Invitational 74-67-68=209 2nd
Feb. 19-20 John Burns Intercollegiate 75-73-74=222 T-43rd
Mar. 8-10 Golf Digest Invitational 73-72-75=220 18th
Mar. 13-14 Morris Williams Intercollegiate 75-71-70=216 3rd
April 6-7 Fresno State Classic 72-71-67=210 2nd
April 19-21 Sun Devil Thunderbird Inv. 71-70-69=210 2nd
May 3-5 Pac-10 Championship 65-69-73-71=278 1st
May 14-15 Ping/Oak Tree Intercollegiate 68-73-67=216 4th
May 24-26 NCAA West Regional 70-67-71=208 T-3rd
June 6-9 NCAA Championships 75-68-70-66=279 1st

1988-89 (Freshman):Won NCAA Championship as a frosh, one of just five people to accomplish the feat...member of 1989 U.S. Walker Cup squad...went 1-0-1 in singles and 0-1-1 in foursomes in Walker Cup...posted three tournament wins and 10 top-10 finishes in 14 appearances...won the Fresno State Classic, the Forest Hills Invitational and the NCAA Championships for his three tournament wins...competed in 1989 Phoenix Open.

(Freshman Year/14 appearances/43 rounds72.14 stroke average)
Dates Tournament Scores/Total Place
Sept. 27-28 LSU National Intercollegiate 71-69-72=212 2nd
Oct. 2-4 Southwestern Intercollegiate 78-78-73=229 T-31st
Oct. 14-16 Tour Tulsa 217 3rd
Nov. 17-19 UNLV Rebel Classic 70-72-66=208 2nd
Nov. 28-30 Las Vegas Intercollegiate 72-72-76=220 3rd
Jan. 27-28 Arizona/Ping Intercollegiate 74-77-70=221 7th
Feb. 15-17 John Burns Intercollegiate 69-72-72=213 9th
Mar. 9-11 Woodlands Invitational 73-72-75=220 16th
Mar. 17-18 Fresno State Classic 70-69-69=208 1st
Mar. 31-Apr. 1 Forest Hills Invitational 72-71-75=218 1st
April 20-22 Sun Devil Thunderbird Inv. 73-72-79=224 T-43rd
May 1-3 Pac-10 Championship 68-76-74=218 14th
May 25-27 NCAA West Regional 71-67-75=213 7th
June 7-10 NCAA Championships 66-70-71-74=281 (-1) 1st

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