• Age
    48
  • Turned Pro
    1992
  • Previous Opens
    25
  • Champion golfer of the year
    2013

Phil Mickelson

After no top 10 finishes on his first 11 trips to The Open, Mickelson has since had a win, two seconds and a third.

Qualification

Phil Mickelson has qualified to play Royal Portrush
  • 1991

    Open debut

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  • 2004 Masters

    First Major win

Lefty finally captures the Claret Jug at Muirfield

Watch: Phil Mickelson kept cool under pressure and finally captured his first Open Championship beating Henrik Stenson by 3 strokes on his 20th appearance at The Open.

Lefty at the open

After no top 10 finishes on his first 11 trips to The Open, Mickelson has since had a win, two seconds and a third. 

Phil Mickelson 

The victory came at Muirfield in 2013 when a closing 66 left him three clear of Henrik Stenson. The pair were then involved in an epic tussle at Royal Troon in 2016, Mickelson equalling the then major record with his second round 63, but Stenson matching that on the final day to triumph by three - with JB Holmes 11 strokes further back in third. 

Five major titles include three Masters, but the US Open has eluded him and he has been second in that a record six times - most agonisingly in 2006 when he double-bogeyed the last hole to lose by one to Geoff Ogilvy. 

America's most experienced Ryder Cup player with 12 caps, his Open victory came a week after he captured the Scottish Open at Castle Stuart. Has played more than 100 majors and in March 2018 became, at 47, the oldest winner of a World Golf Championships event when he beat Justin Thomas in a play-off at the Mexico Championship. 

Has never reached world No 1, but was second for 270 weeks.

Qualification

Phil Mickelson has qualified to play Royal Portrush
Venue
Finish
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Par
Carnoustie 2018
T24
73
69
70
71
283
-1
Royal Birkdale 2017
M/C
73
77
-
-
-
M/C
Royal Troon 2016
2
63
69
70
65
267
-17
St Andrews 2015
T20
70
72
70
69
281
-7
Royal Liverpool 2014
T23
74
70
71
68
283
-5
Muirfield 2013
1
69
74
72
66
281
-3
Royal Lytham & St Annes 2012
M/C
73
78
-
-
-
M/C
Royal St George's 2011
T2
70
69
71
68
278
-2
St Andrews 2010
T48
73
71
70
75
289
1
Royal Birkdale 2008
19
79
68
76
71
294
-
Carnoustie 2007
M/C
71
77
-
-
-
M/C
Royal Liverpool 2006
22
69
71
73
70
283
-
St Andrews 2005
60
74
67
72
76
289
-
Royal Troon 2004
3
73
66
68
68
275
-
Royal St George's 2003
59
74
72
73
78
297
-
Muirfield 2002
66
68
76
76
70
290
-
Royal Lytham & St Annes 2001
30
70
72
72
71
285
-
St Andrews 2000
11
72
66
71
72
281
-
Carnoustie 1999
M/C
79
76
-
-
-
M/C
Royal Birkdale 1998
79
71
74
85
78
308
-
Royal Troon 1997
24
76
68
69
71
284
-
Royal Lytham & St Annes 1996
41
72
71
72
69
284
-
St Andrews 1995
40
70
71
77
73
291
-
Turnberry 1994
M/C
78
74
-
-
-
M/C
Royal Birkdale 1991
73
77
67
73
71
288
-

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