Today in Sports History: October 11

In 2015, professional golfer, Phil Mickelson, went undefeated with Zach Johnson as the United States won the President’s Cup for the sixth consecutive with a 15 ½ – 14 ½ over the international team. 

Mickelson became a professional golfer in 1992 and had been playing since. He has won six major titles and has won 45 PGA Tours. He won three Masters in 2004, and 2006, and will go on to win in 2010. He won two PGA Championships in 2005 and in 2021, and he also won one Open Championship in 2013. 

He has won 4 international victories and 3 additional victories, and his playoff record on the PGA Tour is 8-4. He has represented the United States in multiple team tournaments such as 12 President Cups and 12 Ryder Cups. 

Also, he was in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings from November 1993 until November 2019, recording a 26-year record. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2012 for his outstanding career and incredible accomplishments. 

His legacy is always remembered and compared to the great Arnold Palmer. Mickelson has not yet participated in any events within the 2022 golf season due to personal leave and he will be missing the Masters for the first time ever in his career.

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