Phil Mickelson set a notable milestone this weekend with his surprising finish at Augusta National. The lefty is now the most profitable player in Masters history, surpassing previous record holder Tiger Woods.
Mickelson used an incredible Sunday round as he surged up the leaderboard on the tournament’s final day. With his winnings from his latest outing, he’s made more money than any other player at the major.
At Sunday’s start, Mickelson appeared to be out of contention for the Green Jacket. That didn’t deter him from posting maybe the best final round in the field.
After going -1, -3, and +3 in his first three days, Mickelson posted a score of seven strokes under par on Day 4. The performance got him in the mix for another major win, though he wasn’t able to make up enough ground to catch eventual champion Jon Rahm.
Still, it was good enough to land him in a tie for second place with Brooks Koepka, who struggled in his final round. As a result, he was paid out more than $1.5 million.
With the second-place finish, he added to his career earnings at Augusta which now sit at $9,773,317. That number jumps Tiger Woods’ number of $9,588,236, though Mickelson’s had five more starts than his nemesis.
Phil Mickelson can officially brag that he’s earned more money at Augusta than any golfer in history.
— Golf Digest (@GolfDigest) April 11, 2023
Fans have been quick to react to the stat, posting replies to Phil Mickelson’s crowning achievement on social media.
Some congratulated Phil for the accomplishment, with one fan writing, “Always loved Phil. Well deserved.”
Another person said, “Say what you want about Phil, but he is fun to watch.”
Others, however, weren’t as complimentary as they took shots at the LIV Golfer.
This fan commented, “Money is all Phil cares about so this is perfect,” while another posted, “Tiger has more wins. Phil has nothing to brag about.”
Many pointed out that Tiger has five Masters wins while Mickelson has three, but I’m sure he’s okay with where that’s gotten him financially.
While his haters complain, Mickelson’s laughing his way to the bank.