WEEK 33 Phil Mickelson 25 consecutive years inside the World Top 50

MICKELSON RECEIVES OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

This week OWGR Chairman Peter Dawson presented Phil Mickelson with an Outstanding Achievement Award during the 148th Open Championship. The American achieved 25 consecutive years inside the top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking in November 2018.

The five-time Major winner is one of the most celebrated players in the modern era, having claimed 37 titles on the PGA Tour, three World Golf Championships victories and two further wins on the European Tour, a total of 47 victories.

Three of his five Major victories have come in the Masters Tournament at Augusta National, in 2004, 2006 and 2010, while he also triumphed at the 87th US PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club in 2005.

The 48-year old’s most recent Major triumph came in The 142nd Open Championship in 2013, at Muirfield Golf Links.

Mickelson’s 25 years – 1305 consecutive weeks - inside the world’s top 50 signifies his remarkable consistency, with 167 top ten finishes in the 662 OWGR Eligible Tournaments in which he has competed worldwide.

Having first entered the World Rankings in 1988, Mickelson broke into the top 50 on November 28, 1993, when a runner-up finish to Tom Lehman in the Japan Golf Tour’s Casio World Open elevated him to 47th position in the world.

Between 1996 and 2014, the Californian spent a total of 774 weeks inside the world’s top ten, while between 2001 and 2013 he spent a cumulative total of 269 weeks in second place – Tiger Woods having been number one in all of those weeks.

All Time - No. of Consecutive weeks in the World Top 50

 

No. Consecutive Weeks in the Top 50

Current Rank

First Name

Last Name

1

1338

28

Phil

Mickelson

2

965

399

Ernie

Els

3

925

589

Vijay

Singh

4

883

587

Davis

Love III

5

835

 

Nick

Price

6

780

5

Tiger

Woods

7

779

48

Jim

Furyk

8

654

2080

Colin

Montgomerie

9

637

1554

Fred

Couples

10

631

811

Retief

Goosen

11

595

2080

Masashi

Ozaki

12

583

310

Padraig

Harrington

13

574

36

Sergio

Garcia

14

563

891

Bernhard

Langer

15

559

 

Greg

Norman

 

Current World Top 50 – No. of Consecutive weeks in the World Top 50

 

Current No. Consecutive Weeks in the Top 50

Current Rank

First Name

Last Name

1

1338

28

Phil

Mickelson

2

556

3

Rory

McIlroy

3

497

13

Matt

Kuchar

4

493

2

Dustin

Johnson

5

476

4

Justin

Rose

6

464

18

Jason

Day

7

414

36

Sergio

Garcia

8

329

37

Henrik

Stenson

9

318

29

Hideki

Matsuyama

10

309

38

Jordan

Spieth

11

287

25

Patrick

Reed

12

282

14

Rickie

Fowler

13

244

1

Brooks

Koepka

14

240

22

Louis

Oosthuizen

15

229

15

Paul

Casey