Mickelson falls out of prime 100, first time since ’93


Phil Mickelson has fallen out of the highest 100 within the Official World Golf Rating for the primary time since 1993, when he received the Worldwide match for his second PGA Tour victory.

He stayed within the prime 100 for a document 1,425 weeks.

Mickelson, 50, who didn’t play this week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational, fell to 101 after beginning the yr at 66. In 4 official worldwide begins this yr, Mickelson has missed two cuts and completed tied for 53rd within the different two occasions.

He additionally performed one PGA Tour Champions occasion, the place world-ranking factors aren’t earned.

Mickelson, a 44-time PGA Tour winner who has 5 main championships and is within the World Golf Corridor of Fame, is scheduled to play this week’s Gamers Championship.

He first entered the world rankings as an newbie in 1990 when he completed nineteenth on the Northern Telecom Tucson Open. That put him at 540th on this planet. The next yr, Mickelson received that match as an newbie whereas a junior at Arizona State.

He entered the highest 100 in the summertime of 1993 after capturing the Worldwide. Though he by no means reached No. 1 on this planet, Mickelson was No. 2 for 270 weeks — all with Tiger Woods as No. 1.

Mickelson’s final victory got here on the 2019 AT&T Pebble Seaside Nationwide Professional-Am.

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