Found July 26, 2013 on
PLAYERS: Phil Mickelson
Phil Mickelson is one of the most successful players in golf, having put himself one major away from the career Grand Slam at the British Open. He’s also one of the richest, with more than $70 million in career earnings from his 51 wins, not to mention his endorsement deals. But not all is flush. Mickelson earned $2.1765 million for winning the British Open last week, but he didn’t get to keep much of it. He lost 61 percent of that take to various taxes. And it’s not like he couldn’t use the dough — Mickelson is trying to move a house that he once had on the market for $12 million. He’s now asking $6.995 million for the 4.55-acre estate. The Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., property is inspired by Old World European charm, with antique furnishings, hand-carved marble and hand-cut tiles. The Tuscan-style home includes five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a steam room, a gym with a sauna, and a safe room. Outdoor amenities include the standard millionaire’s pool and outdoor kitchen, but Mickelson’...

Lefty taking Claret Jug for a ride

Phil Mickelson won the British Open last weekend, and the obligatory victory tour has taken him -- and that adorable Claret Jug -- on quite the ride already. It started Sunday, with the jug being officially indoctrinated as a member of the Mickelson family shortly after he finished off the win at Muirfield, in Scotland: (Andy Lyons/Getty Images) By Wednesday, Mickelson had made...

Phil Mickelson Makes Surprise Visit to Calloway Golf Offices, Shares Claret Jug With Employees (Photo)

Those working at the headquarters of Calloway Golf were treated to a nice surprise on Wednesday. Fresh off his British Open championship, Phil Mickelson stopped by the company’s California office with the Claret Jug and proceeded to let every employee hold it, according to Chad Coleman, Calloway’s head of social media. Mickelson, who used Calloway clubs and balls during his three...

Mickelson's far removed from no-majors status

What's next on the horizon is the season's fourth and final major, the PGA Championship? The return to Oak Hill CC in Rochester, N.Y., might bring to mind Shaun Micheel's stunning victory when the PGA stopped there in 2003, a win that capped off a surprising season in the biggest events. Mike Weir had won the Masters in April and Ben Curtis the Open Championship in...

The Open Championship Recap Part Four

There’s Phil Mickelson at the U.S. Open. Then there’s Lee Westwood at every major. He’s by far the best player to have never won a major. He now has a record eight top-three finishes without winning one. And all eight have come since 2008. That’s eight in not even six full years, or more than one in every three. He’s had the 54-hole lead twice; in 2010 at the Masters when...
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