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Tiger Woods arrives for PGA Championship practice round

Tiger Woods arrives for PGA Championship practice round

Tiger Woods showed up to play a practice round at the PGA Championship on Wednesday, though it was still unclear if he will be well enough to tee it up in the season's fourth major.
Phil Mickelson reportedly cleared of insider trading

Phil Mickelson reportedly cleared of insider trading

NEW YORK, June 12 (UPI) --Phil Mickelson did not trade Clorox shares before the company was to be taken over by billionaire Carl Icahn, according to the findings of an investigation.
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Golf Tidbits: Patrick Reed open plenty of eyes at Doral

Through the first three rounds of the WGC-Cadillac Championship, the big story was the completely re-done Blue Monster Course at Doral. The final round story line shifted to the eventual winner, Patrick Reed.
Golf Tidbits: Creamer dramatically ends drought

Golf Tidbits: Creamer dramatically ends drought

900 inches is all that separated Paula Creamer's ball from the hole Sunday.
Jason Day jumps to fourth in world golf rankings

Jason Day jumps to fourth in world golf rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Jason Day's victory at the WGC-Accenture Match Play lifted him to No. 4 in the men's world golf rankings as of Monday's update.
Bubba Watson's first win since 2012 moves him to 14th in rankings

Bubba Watson's first win since 2012 moves him to 14th in rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Bubba Watson's first PGA win since his 2012 Masters championship returned him to the Top 15 of the men's world golf rankings as of Monday.

Jimmy Walker reaches Top 25 in golf rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Jimmy Walker's third PGA tour win in four months moved him into the Top 25 of the men's world golf rankings.

Jimmy Walker hangs on to complete Pebble Beach Pro-Am victory

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Jimmy Walker nearly blew a big lead but avoided a playoff with a par on the 18th hole Sunday, hanging on to claim the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

Jimmy Walker shakes off bad weather, grabs 6-stroke Pebble Beach lead

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Jimmy Walker forged a formidable six-stroke lead at the rainy and windy Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Saturday, firing a third-round 4-under 67.

Rookie leads at AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif., Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Andrew Loupe, who has yet to earn a paycheck in his PGA Tour rookie season, found himself at the top Thursday after one round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
Kevin Stadler jumps in rankings after first PGA win

Kevin Stadler jumps in rankings after first PGA win

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Kevin Stadler leaps 70 spots in the men's world golf rankings after joining his father as a PGA Tour champion.

Watson, Jones share lead at Phoenix Open

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Bubba Watson, seeking his first PGA Tour win since his triumph at the Masters two years ago, maintained a share of the lead Friday at the Phoenix Open.

Bubba Watson, Y.E. Yang share lead on PGA Tour

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Major championship winners Bubba Watson and Y.E. Yang both turned in a 7-under 64 Thursday and shared the lead when play was suspended at the Phoenix Open.
Garcia returns to Top 10 in men's golf rankings

Garcia returns to Top 10 in men's golf rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Sergio Garcia's playoff win in the European Tour's Qatar Masters lifts him back into the Top 10 of the men's world golf rankings.
Phil Mickelson drops out of Farmers Insurance Open

Phil Mickelson drops out of Farmers Insurance Open

LA JOLLA, Calif., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Hometown favorite Phil Mickelson withdrew from the Farmers Insurance Open in La Jolla, Calif., Saturday due a back problem.
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Phil Mickelson reacts after hitting his approach shot on the 14th hole in the final round of the 109th U.S. Open at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, New York on June 22, 2009. Lucas Glover wins with a score of 4 under par. (UPI Photo/John Angelillo)
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Philip Alfred Mickelson (born June 16, 1970) is an American professional golfer. He has won four major championships and a total of 39 events on the PGA Tour. He has reached a career high world ranking of 2nd in multiple years. He is nicknamed "Lefty" for his left-handed swing, even though he is otherwise right-handed.

Mickelson was born in San Diego, California, to parents Phil Mickelson Sr. (an airline pilot) and Mary Mickelson. He was raised there and in Scottsdale, Arizona. Although right-handed otherwise, he plays golf left-handed, as he learned by watching his right-handed father swing and mirroring it. Mickelson began golf under his father's instruction before starting school. He graduated from the University of San Diego High School.

Mickelson then attended Arizona State University on a golf scholarship; he graduated in 1992. During his time at Arizona State, he became the face of amateur golf in the United States, capturing three NCAA individual championships and three Haskins Awards (1990, 1991, 1992) as the outstanding collegiate golfer. He was the second collegiate golfer to earn first-team All-American honors all four years. In addition, in 1990, he became the first left-hander to win the U.S. Amateur title. Perhaps his greatest achievement, though, came in 1991 when he won his first PGA Tour event, the Northern Telecom Open. He did so as an amateur, becoming only the sixth player in PGA history to accomplish this feat, and the first since Scott Verplank, who won the 1985 Western Open. In the 20 years since, no one has matched this achievement.

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