Phil Mickelson Masters Record: Wins and Scores

Tiger Woods puts the green jacket on Phil Mickelson after he won The Masters at the Augusta National Golf Club after the final round on April 9, 2006 in Augusta, Georgia. Mickelson won with the score seven under.
Tiger Woods slips the Green Jacket on Phil Mickelson after Mickelson's 2006 Masters victory.

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Phil Mickelson has a great record in The Masters Tournament, although it took him a while to get his first win in the major championship. His record of victories, Top 5 finishes and Top 10 finishes place Mickelson among the greatest players in Masters history.

Key Takeaways: Phil Mickelson at the Masters

  • Phil Mickelson has three wins in The Masters Tournament, more than all but three other golfers.
  • He also has numerous other high finishes in the tournament, including ranking second-best all-time in Top 5 finishes at The Masters.

Mickelson's Masters Wins

The only golfers who've won more Masters titles than Mickelson's three are Jack Nicklaus (6), Arnold Palmer (4) and Tiger Woods (4). Tied with Mickelson at three wins are Jimmy Demaret, Sam Snead, Gary Player and Nick Faldo.

2004 Masters

When Mickelson began the 2004 Masters Tournament, he was universally regarded as the best player in golf who had not yet won a major championship. It was his 47th start in a major, and he'd posted 17 Top 10 finishes. But no wins.

Mickelson had 22 other wins on the PGA Tour by that point, but none of them were majors. For a golfer of Mickelson's accomplishments, being called the "best player without a major" is more insult than compliment—but by the end of the 2004 Masters, it no longer applied.

Mickelson moved into the Top 10 on the scoreboard following a 69 in the second round. Another 69 in Round 3 moved him into a tie for the lead. In the final round, he again shot 69. Mickelson birdied five of his final seven holes, including making an 18-foot birdie putt on the last hole to claim the victory. (Mickelson was just the fourth golfer in Masters history to make birdie on the tournament's final putt to win.)

When that putt fell, Mickelson jumped into the air, arms raised overhead, and exclaimed to his caddie, "I did it!"

2006 Masters

His win here was Mickelson's third overall in a major championship, his 29th overall PGA Tour win. Mickelson held a one-stroke lead following the third round, and after the final round had a two-stroke win over runner-up Tim Clark. Birdies on the 13th and 15th holes in the final round gave him the cushion to render a final-hole bogey meaningless.

2010 Masters

In 2010, Mickelson won his third Green Jacket; it was his fourth overall win in a major, the 38th victory of his PGA Tour career. This was the easiest of Mickelson's three Masters wins, although he didn't lead after any of the first three rounds. Mickelson entered the final round one stroke behind Lee Westwood, but ended Round 4 beating runner-up Westwood by three after firing a bogey-free 67. Mickelson opened a two-stroke lead with a birdie on the 13th and his lead was not challenged after that.

Mickelson's Yearly Finishes in The Masters

Mickelson played The Masters once while still an amateur:

  • 1991: 69-73-74-74—290 (+2), tied 46th

These are Mickelson's Masters finishes since turning pro:

  • 1992: did not play
  • 1993: 72-71-75-73—291 (+3), tied 34th
  • 1994: did not play
  • 1995: 66-71-70-73—280 (-8), tied 7th
  • 1996: 65-73-72-72—282 (-6), third
  • 1997: 76-74—150 (+6), missed the cut
  • 1998: 74-69-69-74—286 (-2), tied 12th
  • 1999: 74-69-71-71—285 (-3), tied 6th
  • 2000: 71-68-76-71—286 (-2), tied 7th
  • 2001: 67-69-69-70—275 (-13, third
  • 2002: 69-72-68-71—280 (-8), third
  • 2003: 73-70-72-68—283 (-5), third
  • 2004: 72-69-69-69—279 (-9), won
  • 2005: 70-72-69-74—285 (-3), 10th
  • 2006: 70-72-70-69—281 (-7), won
  • 2007: 76-73-73-77—299 (+11), tied 24th
  • 2008: 71-68-75-72—286 (-2), tied 5th
  • 2009: 73-68-71-67—279 (-9), fifth
  • 2010: 67-71-67-67—272 (-16), won
  • 2011: 70-72-71-74—287 (-1), tied 27th
  • 2012: 74-68-66-72—280 (-8), tied 3rd
  • 2013: 71-76-77-73—297 (+9), tied 54th
  • 2014: 76-73—149 (+5), missed the cut
  • 2015: 70-68-67-69—274 (-14), tied 2nd
  • 2016: 72-79—151 (+7), missed the cut
  • 2017: 71-73-74-72—290 (+2), tied 22nd
  • 2018: 70-79-74-67—290 (+2), tied 36th
  • 2019: 67-73-70-72—282 (-6), tied 18th

In addition to his three victories, Mickelson has posted 11 Top 5 finishes in The Masters (tied with Tiger Woods for second-best behind Nicklaus) and 15 Top 10 finishes (tied for third-best). His 71.3 career scoring average at Augusta National is second-best (behind Woods) among all golfers who've played at least 75 career rounds in The Masters.

Two other distinctions for Mickelson: He shares the tournament record for lowest score on the front nine with a 30 in 2009; and he's one of only four golfers who've made back-to-back eagles in a Masters, doing so on Holes 13 and 14 in the third round of his 2010 victory.