He has won five Majors, including three Masters titles, is constantly vying at the top of the game and is considered one of the best players of all time. To celebrate his genius on the course, we take a look at five of the greatest Phil Mickelson shots.
5. Chip-in at the 2002 Canon Greater Hartford Open
A fresher-faced Mickelson recorded this sensational chip-in on the 7th at TPC River Highlands in Connecticut on his way to retaining his title.
4. Phil’s bunker masterclass at 2015 Presidents Cup
There are few better short game players in the world than Mickelson. This bunker shot at the 2015 Presidents Cup on the par-3 13th hole demonstrates his awesome technique.
3. Hit it into the woods? No problem, says Mickelson
These are the type of shots that win championships. And so it proved for Mickelson at the 2008 Crowne Plaza Invitational when he fired the ball over a tall group of trees and close to the pin.
2. Magic short game at 2010 BMW Championship
This is the perfect example of the five-time Major champion’s skills around the green. This beauty arrived at the PGA Tour’s BMW Championship in 2010.
1. Stunning shot from the pine straw en route to Masters glory
Many golfers would have chosen to lay up when finding their ball on pine straw behind a tree and with the green protected by a stream. But sometimes courage is needed when chasing the Green Jacket. Mickelson showed no lack of bravery when attempting this risky shot on the way to his third Masters title.