Phil Mickelson Net Worth:
Phil Mickelson is an American professional golfer with a net worth of $400 million. He is an incredibly successful golfer and belongs to the small minority of players in the history of golf to have won three of the four majors. To date, Phil Mickelson’s career earnings top $800 million during his career. In some years, he has earned $80 to $100 million. In more recent years, he has earned $40 to $50 million, of which the vast majority comes from endorsements.
As of this writing, he has earned over $90 million in tournament money alone. That’s second only Tiger Woods.
Early Life and Career Beginnings:
Philip Alfred Mickelson was born in San Diego, California, on June 16, 1970. Philip Mickelson’s father was an airline pilot and former naval aviator. Mickelson was raised in San Diego and Scottsdale, Arizona. He learned golf from his father, mirroring his style. This is why he has a left-handed swing, despite being right-handed in everyday life. He graduated from the University of San Diego High School in 1988.
Mickelson attended Arizona State University on a full golf scholarship and was immediately successful in competing at the collegiate level. He won three NCAA individual championships and three Haskins Awards in 1990, 1991, and 1992 for being selected as the Outstanding College Golfer of the year. In total, Mickelson won 16 tournaments over his collegiate career, and he was the second collegiate golfer ever to earn first-team All-American honors four years in a row. He graduated from college in June 1992.
Mickelson has enjoyed a lot of success on and off the golf course. He won his first PGA Tour event, the Northern Telecom Open, in 1991, while he was still an amateur. He bypassed the PGA tour’s qualifying process thanks to his 1991 Tucson win and quickly turned pro after his college graduation. From 1999 to 2003, he clocked 17 top-ten finishes and six second- or third-place finishes, although he did not win any of the majors. His first major championship win came in 2004, during his thirteenth year on the PGA Tour. In 2016, Mickelson underwent two sports hernia surgeries but made an unexpectedly quick recovery and returned triumphantly with a T-21 finish at the CareerBuilder Challenge. In 2019, he won the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, his 44th career title on the PGA Tour. It also made him the oldest winner of that event, at 48 years old. In December 2019, he announced that he would miss the Waste Management Phoenix Open for the first time since 1989 to play in the Saudi International golf tournament. He tied for third at the Saudi Arabian event, held in February 2020.
He has won many PGA events throughout his career, over 40, including four Major Championships– the 2004 Masters, the 2005 PGA Championship, 2006 Masters, and the 2010 Masters. Today he is one of the best and most popular professional golfers in the world.
Endorsements and Earnings:
Phil Mickelson has earned over $90 million in tournament prizes during his career. As of this writing, his total career earnings top $800 million.
In a given year, he earns around roughly $40 to $50 million, of which $10 million comes from salary and tournament winnings, and an astonishing additional comes from $50 million in endorsements. With $87 million in tournament prizes, Mickelson is the second-ranked golfer in all-time career tournament winnings behind Tiger Woods, who has earned $110 million. He had been # 3 in tournament earnings behind Vijay Singh ($70 million) until 2015.
Mickelson’s biggest endorsements are with KPMG, ExxonMobil, Titleist, Ford, Enbrel, Callaway, Amgen, Grayhawk, Rolex, and Intrepid Financial Partners. After being treated for psoriatic arthritis with Enbrel in 2010, he began endorsing the drug. He had an endorsement with Barclays that spanned 15 years but ended in 2016. Around the same time, he was named by the SEC as a “relief defendant” in an insider trading case. He was not charged with a crime. Between June 2017 and June 2018, Phil Mickelson earned $40 million from salary and endorsements. He earned approximately $50 million between June 2018 and June 2019. That includes the $9 million he won by defeating Tiger Woods in a head-to-head matchup.
Mickelson married his wife Amy in 1996. They have three children together: Amanda Brynn (June 1999), Evan Samuel (born March 2003), and Sophia Isabel (October 2001).
In 1999, Phil and Amy paid $1.65 million for a La Jolla, California home. They sold this house in 2012 for $2.745 million.
Phil and his family called Rancho Santa Fe, California home for many years. In 2001 they paid around $6 million for a 4.55-acre property. They listed it for sale in 2008 for a lofty $12.2 million. They ultimately accepted $5.725 million in January 2015.
In January 2020, Phil bought an undeveloped lot in Jupiter, Florida, for an undisclosed amount. His nearby neighbors will include Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan.
Mickelson Private Golf:
Outside of personal real estate, Phil and investors own around six golf courses in Arizona. They offer private memberships for an annual fee.