A person who started playing golf as soon as he started walking, American athlete Phil Mickelson is currently one of the most triumphant golfers in the planet. Born Philip Alfred Mickelson in San Diego, California, young Phil used to run from home to the golf course. The golfing legend Phil nicknamed “Lefty”, has won three NCAA individual championships and has a career world ranking of number two, which clearly indicates the potential and talent Phil has. The aggressively styled left handed player is known for his excellent short game, powerful full swing and his dearest "Phil flop" shot.
Phil attended the “Arizona State University” on a golf scholarship and graduated in 1992. During his graduation at ASU, he won the outstanding collegiate golfer award, three Haskin awards, and became the first left handed golfer to win the US Amateur tournament, cementing his position as a shining golf player. At the age of 20, he won the PGA tournament “Northern Telecom Open” in Tucson, making him the sixth amateur player in the PGA history to do so and enabling him bypass the Tour's qualifying process.
Phil turned completely professional at the age of 22, and won many PGA Tour tournaments in the following years including the World Series of Golf, the Colonial National Invitation, and the Greater Hartford Open twice. The eminent golfer also won the Buick Invitational, by defeating Tiger Woods and ended his winning streak of six consecutive tournament victories.
One of the highest paid golf players, Phil owns a number of dear assets which include his $6 million Rancho Santa Fe estate and a $60 million jet Gulfstream. Phil is married to Amy McBride and the couple has three children. An active philanthropist, Phil founded the “Phil and Amy Mickelson Foundation” in association with his wife Amy and also stands for support of a number of other charities
Rancho Santa Fe estate
The Golf champ owns a plush home in Rancho Santa Fe, which he bought for $6 million in 2001. The elegant home also underwent some renovations, before Phil listed the property on sale in market for $7.1 million.
Location: The single level estate is located in Rancho Santa Fe community in Tustin, California, USA.
Accommodation: Phil’s Tuscan style home is spread over an area of 9,500 square feet and features five comfy bedrooms and seven exotic baths. The highly functional home also includes two guest houses offering plenty of space for visitors.
The master bedroom features large size bed and a beautiful giant carpet on the floor. The grand kitchen incorporates white Calcutta marbles imported from Italy and cabinet hardware from Bouvet of France and Baltica of Romania. The master bathroom shower features a curved-glass enclosure with hand-laid tile mosaics and marvelous Baccarat crystal and sterling silver fixtures.
An outdoor swimming pool and spa offer ample rejuvenation after a tough day. The pricey property also includes a hand-carved fireplace made of white Cantera stone, hand-plastered ceilings, gym, horseshoe pit and a trophy room.
Phil owns a $60 million jet Gulfstream, a 14 seater aircraft featuring the longest and most comfortable cabin and a bunch of advanced technical equipments. The sound reducing aircraft cabin is designed to offer optimum comfort and safety along with productivity. The aircraft comes outfitted with powerful Rolls Royce engines and includes advanced technical systems like Honeywell Primus radar and advanced flight controls. The aircraft interiors appear gorgeous with the incorporated luxury and entertainment amenities including TV, media players and internet access.
The eminent golfer adores playing baseball and has been spotted a number of times having some batting practice with a heavy baseball bat. Phil was recently seen swinging his baseball bat and flexing his muscles, prior to the Boston Red Sox/New York Yankees match in Boston, Massachusetts.
Aston Martin Vanquish
The legendary golf player owns an Aston Martin Vanquish car, which he bought for a reported 61 million 660 thousand dollars. Equipped with a commanding 5935 cc V12 engine developing high ranges of power and torque, the family car also features other small accessories like an LCD monitor with DirecTV, a recording camera and a speaker. The car’s stunning exterior geometry and marvelous interior design make it one of the most unique pieces of craftsmanship. The beautiful car features a top speed of 190 mph and easily reaches 0-60 mph in five seconds.
The eminent golfer was spotted spending vacations at the marvelous Maui Island, known for its secluded heavenly beaches and scenic natural wonders. Voted one of the best islands, Maui offers the visitors ample reasons to love the place.
Location: The marvelous holiday spot is in Maui in the Hawaii Islands.
Accommodation: The second largest Hawaiian island, Maui features glorious resorts equipped with ultra modern amenities offering a luxurious accommodation to the visitors. The luxury resorts offer the finest cuisine and feature well adorned rooms providing incredible views of the outdoors and incorporate wireless internet access along with ample entertainment devices. The bedrooms include comfy beds while the exotic baths include marvelous shower arrangements.
Main Attraction: The magic isle features 30 miles of lovely beaches offering ample space for recreational beach activities, along with gorgeous scenery, which is worth exploration for everyone. The visitors can browse the shops at Lahaina or can go for a refreshing drive through upcountry Maui. The paradise isle also offers a memorable Golf experience, with a choice of 14 courses. Golf lovers can even enjoy the “PGA TOUR’s Hyundai Tournament” of Champions, which is held here every year. Options of horseback and helicopter ride exist for exploring the magnificent views of Maui’s waterfalls and pristine valleys.
Phil and Amy Mickelson Foundation
The eminent golfer founded and supports the “Phil and Amy Mickelson Foundation”, which focuses on supporting youth and families. The non-fundraising private foundation was incepted in 2004 to work totally for charitable, educational and scientific purposes. The Foundation’s mission is met by its participation with the “Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy” and “Start Smart”. Apart from these nationally recognized efforts, the foundation also supports a wide variety of other secondary causes by running various projects.
Birdies for the Brave
Phil and his wife Amy created the “Birdies for the Brave” in order to provide help and support to the US military troops injured during war. The military outreach initiative is supported by PGA tour which encourages PGA players and other corporate groups to provide funds for the critical programs and services offering help to the wounded US warriors, in order to honor and assist the people who protect others. The noble charity conducts various fundraising events apart from other events like letter-writing campaigns and patriotic celebrations.
Special Operations Warrior Foundation
The Phil and Amy’s “Special Operations Warrior Foundation”, is aimed at providing immediate financial support to the families of fallen and wounded military personnel from Army, Navy, Air Force along with educational support to their surviving children. Incepted in 2004, the noble charity has accumulated more than $750,000 to support its programs from various sources including Phil and his fans. Currently, the foundation runs two primary programs comprising full college scholarships and educational counseling for the children and has more than 140 students enrolled in colleges and universities across the country.
Homes For Our Troops
Phil supports the John Gonsalves founded charity “Homes For Our Troops”, one of the top-Rated Veterans & Military Charities. The foundation focuses on building and remodeling homes free of cost for the severely injured soldiers who return from the war bearing life-altering injuries. A prominent generous contributor, Phil joined the foundation in 2004 and volunteered to contribute $500 for every eagle and $100 for every birdie which he made that season on the PGA Tour. The funds are gathered via contributions from a network of professionals and other foundations and individuals. Till date the charity has developed 40 homes in 25 states with a lot more in different stages of construction.
Rolex Day-Date Platinum President
The eminent golfer is spotted a number of times wearing Rolex Day-Date Platinum President watch, which reveals Phil’s like for the world renowned brand. Crafted from the most precious metal, Day-Date features an innovative design methodology pooled with the latest technology to offer timeless style along with quality. The watch can display the day in a choice of different languages and comes in a solid elegant body frame and an easy to carry attractive case.