The list of Phil Mickelson's golfing accomplishments is very long and well-documented. He is the only left-hander to win the U.S. Amateur and a three-time NCAA individual champion. His victory at the 1991 Northern Telecom Open was the last time an amateur won a PGA Tour event. A professional since 1992, he has claimed a total of 40 PGA Tour victories (9th most all-time) and four major championships. Phil Mickelson continues to be among the favorites to win in every event he enters.
On Monday, May 7, 2012, Mickelson will lead a group of five members of the Class of 2012 into the World Golf Hall of Fame. The others include:
Hollis Stacy: Stacy is the only player to have won the US Girls' Junior Championship three times, winning consecutive titles from 1969 to 1971. Like Phil Mickelson, she also won four major championships: the US Open in 1977, '78 and '84; as well as the Peter Jackson Classic in 1983. Hollis Stacy won 18 times in her LPGA career and in one stretch, from 1977 to 1983, registered 82 top-10 finishes.
Sandy Lyle: Lyle has won 29 tournaments worldwide including the 1985 (British) Open Championship, 1987 Players Championship, and 1988 Masters Tournament. His Open win was the first by a British golfer since 1969. He was the first British player to win the Masters and first from outside the United States to win the Players Championship. In 1987, Sandy Lyle was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire.
Peter Alliss: Alliss has been a golf commentator since the 1961 Open Championship, won by Arnold Palmer at Royal Birkdale. He was also a fine player himself, having turned pro at age 15, and won 23 tournaments worldwide in the 1950s and '60s including three British PGA Championships. A two-time winner of the Vardon Trophy, he played for every Great Britain & Ireland Ryder Cup team except one from 1953 to 1969. In addition to his playing and commentating, Peter Alliss has been involved in the design of more than 50 courses and has authored more than 20 books on a variety of golf topics.
Dan Jenkins: Jenkins has been writing about golf for more than 60 years in various newspapers, books, Sports Illustrated and Golf Digest. His legendary reporting has included the exploits of Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson in the 1950s, Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer in the 1960s and 70s, and on to the stars of today. He has authored several best-selling sports books and still maintains a regular column for Golf Digest. Dan Jenkins was awarded the 1995 PGA Life Achievement in Journalism Award from the PGA of America.
Harold Andrews has played golf (competitively and recreationally) for nearly 50 years. He first saw Phil Mickelson play at the 1990 PAC-10 Championship.