Phil Mickelson is one of the best players of his generation and has won six major tournaments: the Masters three times (in 2004, 2006 and 2010), the PGA Championship twice (in 2005 and 2021) and The Open Championship once in 2013 edition. He is one of 13 players in golf history to have won at least 3 of 4 majors and has also finished as runners-up in the US Open Championship six times without ever managing to win this tournament. With his victory in his second PGA Championship on May 23, 2021, he became, at 50 years, 11 months and 8 days, the oldest player to win the record in one of the four major tournaments. The exceptional performance on the Kiawah Island course, where he beat his compatriot Bruce Koepka and the South African Louis Oosthuizen, twenty years younger, after an exciting three-way duel, came eight years after the last major won in the 2013.
During his almost thirty-year career he was for over 700 weeks in the top 10 in the world according to the Official World Golf Ranking, arriving on several occasions to occupy the second place, but never the first, in a period dominated by Tiger Woods, of which Michelson was one of the few rivals able to put him in trouble. Overall in his career he has won 52 tournaments, including 43 on the PGA tour. In 2009 he won two World Golf Championships for the first time, the Ca Championship and the HSBC Championship. He has participated in the last nine editions of the Ryder Cup as a member of Team US.