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

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  • Bob HarigESPN Senior Creator

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Phil Mickelson has fallen out of the top 100 within the Respectable World Golf Rating for the primary time since 1993, when he obtained the International match for his second PGA Tour victory.

He stayed in any case 100 for a signify 1,425 weeks.

Mickelson, 50, who did now not play this week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational, fell to 101 after beginning the 12 months at 66. In 4 honorable worldwide begins this 12 months, Mickelson has ignored two cuts and carried out tied for 53rd within the diversified two occasions.

He additionally performed one PGA Tour Champions match, the place world-ranking points are now not earned.

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

He first entered the enviornment rankings as an novice in 1990 when he carried out nineteenth on the Northern Telecom Tucson Open. That construct him at 540th within the enviornment. The subsequent 12 months, Mickelson obtained that match as an novice whereas a junior at Arizona Negate.

He entered the top 100 within the summertime of 1993 after taking pictures the International. Although he beneath no circumstances reached No. 1 within the enviornment, Mickelson was No. 2 for 270 weeks — all with Tiger Woods as No. 1.

Mickelson’s closing victory received proper right here on the 2019 AT&T Pebble Seaside Nationwide Professional-Am.

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