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Phil Mickelson 25 years inside top 50


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#1 KRAMER1997

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Posted 26 November 2018 - 05:09 PM

https://www.golfchan...ide-owgr-top-50

Pretty impressive considering how much equipment has changed throughout his career.


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#2 cdnglf

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Posted 26 November 2018 - 05:16 PM

An impressive accomplishment that won't be equalled for at least fifteen years or so, and likely a lot longer than that.

I suspect Rory has the second longest active streak, at about 10 years.

Ernie is probably second all-time, at ~20 years?

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Posted 26 November 2018 - 05:35 PM

Yeah, he's good.

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Posted 26 November 2018 - 07:47 PM

That's absolutely insane

Will miss him when he's gone (off the pga tour)

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Posted 26 November 2018 - 08:04 PM

I hope he gets a US Open before he's finished.  Otherwise the 18th at Winged Foot will haunt him forever.

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Posted 26 November 2018 - 08:24 PM

That's a really impressive stat. Phil has always been my favorite.
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Posted 27 November 2018 - 10:15 AM

Unbelievable achievement from Phil. People will say that it takes luck in that he has avoided injuries and what not over his career and this is a certain element of that but above all else it takes talent and hard work and for that he has to be applauded. I have my spells of being a Phil fan and then not being a Phil fan but you can't argue with his ability and longevity.

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I hope he gets a US Open before he's finished.  Otherwise the 18th at Winged Foot will haunt him forever.

In that case, it will haunt him forever!
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Posted 27 November 2018 - 10:30 AM

Even more impressive is that Phil was able to accomplish this while dealing with psoriatic arthritis for a good part of his career.
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Posted 27 November 2018 - 10:50 AM

Always a bridesmaid and never a bride. Hard to believe Phil never made it to #1 in all that time, and especially considering some of the also-rans that did.

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 02:51 PM

View PostBirdie Mac, on 27 November 2018 - 10:50 AM, said:

Always a bridesmaid and never a bride. Hard to believe Phil never made it to #1 in all that time, and especially considering some of the also-rans that did.

25 years in the top 50 is amazing. The fact that he also has never been #1 in that time is even more amazing.

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 02:56 PM

He is an incredible player who seems to get minimal respect from a large chunk of golf fans

Probably one of the top 3 greenside/short game players that has ever played the game.  Maybe #1

I can't remember who said it but there seems to be longevity to players with longer and more flowing swings ... Sammy Snead and Tom Watson pop to mind

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 03:09 PM

Some of the runner up finishes he has had were heartbreaking. Some other golfers would have tanked afterward.
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Posted 27 November 2018 - 03:45 PM

That is a great achievement and without Tiger Woods you wonder how great a career he would have had . It is amazing that he is still winning at his age and I hope he can stay competitive until he makes the Senior Tour . He truly possess one of the greatest short games of all times . Keep going Phil .

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 03:57 PM

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 03:58 PM

View PostIVM, on 27 November 2018 - 03:45 PM, said:

That is a great achievement and without Tiger Woods you wonder how great a career he would have had . It is amazing that he is still winning at his age and I hope he can stay competitive until he makes the Senior Tour . He truly possess one of the greatest short games of all times . Keep going Phil .

Only 4 more wins. Doesn't look like Tiger was in his way much except of course for that one Tournament in 2002 ;-)

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 04:03 PM

View Postbscinstnct, on 27 November 2018 - 03:57 PM, said:

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Posted 28 November 2018 - 07:37 AM

View PostBirdie Mac, on 27 November 2018 - 10:50 AM, said:

Always a bridesmaid and never a bride. Hard to believe Phil never made it to #1 in all that time, and especially considering some of the also-rans that did.

More bad luck than anything.  Phil spent 270 weeks at #2 and Tiger was #1 for all those weeks.  His best runs never overlapped with Tiger down turns lke the ones that allowed Duval to take over #1 in 1999 or Vijay in 2004.

As a Phil fan the disappointing thing is he never was able to consistently figure out the tee shot.  I think he's likely a top 10-15 golfer all time and if he had found a way to become an above average driver he probably could have been a legitimate Tiger rival.

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Posted 28 November 2018 - 09:06 AM

Absolutely an amazing statistic to show consistency over the course of a year for an inconsistent golfer tournament to tournament.  He just seems like has that joy for the game and when he is playing well; you know he will be near the top of the leaderboard.

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 12:25 PM

25 consecutive years in the top 50 is an incredible accomplishment in my eyes. Wow. Golf is a hard
game and to play at such a high level so consistently is amazing.

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