Phil Mickelson has played nearly 2,000 rounds of professional golf. With a career scoring average of 70.3, he has shot under par in most of them. He has won 42 PGA tournaments and nine more on the European Tour. In college, where he was an All-American for four straight years, he won 16 tournaments and three NCAA individual championships. In 1990 he was the US Amateur champion and 10 years before that he won the Junior World Golf Championships, in the 9-10 year-old bracket. He has hit more than 3 million golf balls in his life (at the low estimate of 300 a day for 30 years–and it’s been much more than 30 years). He once shot a 59 at the PGA Grand Slam of Golf.
And then last Sunday, coming back from five strokes down to win the British Open at Muirfield, Phil Mickelson, age 43, played what he called “the round of my life.”