In the 1990s and the early 2000s, Phil Mickelson—full name Philip Alfred Mickelson; nickname Lefty—became one of the most dominant golfers on the Professional Golfers’ Association of America (PGA) Tour. Phil Mickelson was born in San Diego, California, on June 16, 1970.
When Mickelson was just 18 months old, he hit his first golf ball. Mickelson began playing golf at a very young age. The natural right-hander Phil adopted the left-handed swing after learning the fundamentals of the game by imitating his father’s swing. This earned him the moniker “Lefty” because his natural stroke was right-handed. As a young golfer, he won many tournaments in the San Diego area and won the Junior Player of the Year award three times in a row, which is remarkable (1986, 1987, 1988). He was given a full golf scholarship to Arizona State University (ASU) because of his talent. He became known as one of the greatest American amateur golfers. Throughout Mickelson’s four years at ASU, he was a first-team All-American and won three National awards.
Mickelson is currently doing an extended performance of their autobiography at the age of 51. There hasn’t been a dull or uneventful chapter as he has written the story of his life throughout more than 100 major championships. But as he draws to a close, it becomes increasingly fascinating to see how self-styled the story is and how far he has gone to use the wounds in his psyche to write himself a satisfying finish. Who wouldn’t find something significant in that?
For so long, Mickelson appeared to be under the influence of forces he could not fully control. He was dominated by profligacy, which also included enormous appetites for food and gambling.
Source: The Washington Post