Team USA Profile: Phil Mickelson

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Phil Mickelson

PLAYER INFORMATION
Age: 42
Hometown: Rancho Sante Fe, CA
Birthplace: San Diego, CA
Birthdate: June 16, 1970
College: Arizona State
Turned Professional: 1992

 

RYDER CUP EXPERIENCE
Years Played: 1995-97-99-2002-04-06-08-10
Total Matches: 34
Career Ryder Cup Record (W-L-H): 11-17-6
Singles (W-L-H): 4-4-0
Foursomes (W-L-H): 2-5-4
Fourballs (W-L-H): 5-8-2
Total Points Won: 14
Total Points Won Point %: .41

 

RYDER CUP RESULTS
1995: Oak Hill Country Club
Europe 14 1/2, USA 13 1/2
Day One Afternoon Fourballs: Phil Mickelson/Corey Pavin (6/4) def. Per-Ulrik Johansson/Bernhard Langer
Day Two Afternoon Fourballs: Jay Haas/Phil Mickelson (3/2) def. Seve Ballesteros/David Gilford
Day Three Singles: Phil Mickelson (2/1) def. Per-Ulrik Johansson
 
1997: Valderrama Golf Club
Europe 14 1/2, United States 13 1/2
Day One Morning Fourballs: Davis Love III/Phil Mickelson lost to José-Maria Olazábal/Costantino Rocca (1-up)
Day One Afternoon Foursomes: Tom Lehman/Phil Mickelson halved with Jesper Parnevik/Ignacio Garrido
Day Two Morning Fourballs: Phil Mickelson/Tom Lehman halved with José-Maria Olazábal/Ignacio Garrido
Day Three Singles: Phil Mickelson (2/1) def. Darren Clarke
 
1999: The Country Club
United States 14 1/2, Europe 13 1/2
Day One Morning Foursomes: David Duval/Phil Mickelson lost to Colin Montgomerie/Paul Lawrie (3/2)
Day One Afternoon Fourballs: Jim Furyk/Phil Mickelson lost to Sergio Garcia/Jesper Parnevik (1-up)
Day Two Afternoon Fourballs: Tom Lehman/Phil Mickelson (2/1) def. Darren Clarke/Lee Westwood
Day Three Singles: Phil Mickelson (4/3) def. Jarmo Sandelin
 
2002: The Belfry (Brabazon Course)
Europe 15 1/2, United States 12 1/2
Day One Morning Fourballs: Phil Mickelson/David Toms (1-up) def. Padraig Harrington/Niclas Fasth
Day One Afternoon Foursomes: Phil Mickelson/David Toms halved with Colin Montgomerie/Bernhard Langer
Day Two Morning Foursomes: Phil Mickelson/David Toms (2/1) def. Pierre Fulke/Phillip Price
Day Two Afternoon Fourballs: Phil Mickelson/David Toms lost to Colin Montgomerie/Padraig Harrington (2/1)
Day Three Singles: Phil Mickelson lost to Phillip Price (3/2)
 
2004: Oakland Hills Country Club
Europe 18 1/2, United States 9 1/2
Day One Morning Fourballs: Phil Mickelson/Tiger Woods lost to Colin Montgomerie/Padraig Harrington (2/1)
Day One Afternoon Foursomes: Phil Mickelson/Tiger Woods lost to Darren Clarke/Lee Westwood (1-up)
Day Two Afternoon Foursomes: Phil Mickelson/David Toms (4/3) def. Miguel Angel Jimenez/Thomas Levet
Day Three Singles: Phil Mickelson lost to Sergio Garcia (3/2)
 
2006: The K Club (Palmer Course)
Europe 18 1/2, United States 9 1/2
Day One Morning Fourballs: Phil Mickelson/Chris DiMarco lost to Darren Clarke/Lee Westwood (1-up)
Day One Afternoon Foursomes: Phil Mickelson/Chris DiMarco halved with Lee Westwood/Colin Montgomerie
Day Two Morning Fourballs: Phil Mickelson/Chris DiMarco lost to Sergio Garcia/José-Maria Olazábal (3/2)
Day Two Afternoon Foursomes: Phil Mickelson/David Toms lost to Sergio Garcia/Luke Donald (2/1)
Day Three Singles: Phil Mickelson lost to José-Maria Olazábal (2/1)
 
 
2008: Valhalla Golf Club
United States 16 1/2, Europe 11 1/2
Day One Morning Foursomes: Phil Mickelson/Anthony Kim halved with Padraig Harrington/Robert Karlsson
Day One Afternoon Fourballs: Mickelson/Kim defeated Harrington/Graeme McDowell (2-up)
Day Two Morning Foursomes: Mickelson/Kim lost to Henrik Stenson/Oliver Wilson (2/1)
Day Two Afternoon Fourballs: Mickelson/Hunter Mahan halved with Stenson/Karlsson
Day Three Singles: Phil Mickelson lost to Justin Rose (3/2)
 
2010: Celtic Manor Resort
Europe 14 1/2, United States 13 1/2
Day One Morning Fourballs: Phil Mickelson/Dustin Johnson lost to Lee Westwood/Martin Kaymer (3-up)
Day One Afternoon Foursomes: Mickelson/D. Johnson lost to Padraig Harrington/Ross Fisher (3/2)
Day Two Morning Fourballs: Mickelson/Rickie Fowler lost to Ian Poulter/Kaymer (2/1)
Day Three Singles: Phil Mickelson defeated Peter Hanson (4/2)

 

PLAYER NOTES
Members of the 2012 U.S. Ryder Cup Team who qualified via the points list own 22 majors and four of them belong to Phil Mickelson (2005 PGA Championship and 2004, '06 and '10 Masters). The 2012 Ryder Cup will mark Mickelson's U.S.-record ninth consecutive appearance in the Ryder Cup and his ninth appearance is also an overall U.S. record. Mickelson earned the final automatic qualifying position on the U.S. Team, finishing No. 8 in the two-year point-getting process.

 

 

CAREER VICTORIES
PGA Tour: (40) 1991 Northern Telecom Open. 1993 Buick Invitational of California, The International. 1994 Mercedes Championships. 1995 Northern Telecom Open. 1996 Nortel Open, Phoenix Open, GTE Byron Nelson Golf Classic, NEC World Series of Golf. 1997 Bay Hill Invitational, Sprint International. 1998 Mercedes Championships, AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. 2000 Buick Invitational, BellSouth Classic, MasterCard Colonial, THE TOUR Championship. 2001 Buick Invitational, Canon Greater Hartford Open. 2002 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, Canon Greater Hartford Open. 2004 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, Masters Tournament. 2005 FBR Open, AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, BellSouth Classic, PGA Championship. 2006 BellSouth Classic, Masters Tournament. 2007 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, THE PLAYERS Championship, Deutsche Bank Championship. 2008 Northern Trust Open, Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial. 2009 Northern Trust Open, World Golf Championships-CA Championship, THE TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola. 2010 Masters Tournament. 2011 Shell Houston Open. 2012 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
International: (3) 1993 Perrier Open [Eur]. 2007 HSBC Champions [Eur]. 2009 World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions [Eur].
Other: (3) 2001 Tylenol Par-3 Shootout at Treetops Resort. 2004 Telus Skins Game, PGA Grand Slam of Golf.
OTHER PROFESSIONAL MATCH PLAY PERFORMANCES
WGC-Accenture Match Play: Best finish: T5-2004
Presidents Cup Record: Played 42 Won 18, Lost 14, Halved 10, Points 20