Mickelson falls out of World Top-100 after 28 years

It was a good run while it lasted. Actually a very, very good run but now Phil Mickelson’s unbroken streak inside the World Top-100 is over.

The 50-year-old had spent an incredible 1,425 weeks amongst the world’s best golfers and now with his last PGA Tour title a long way back in the rearview mirror, Lefty has fallen to 101st in this week’s Official World Golf Rankings.

Phil Mickelson Phil Mickelson’s last PGA Tour win was in 2019 (Credit: PGA Tour)

His unbelievable run began almost 30 years ago in 1993 after winning The International (later replaced by the AT&T National), which followed his victory at the Buick Invitational of California earlier that year.

The International win propelled him from 101st to 65th and the rest, they say, is history.

Amazingly Mickelson failed to spend even a single week as world number one, instead sitting at No.2 on and off for a total of 270 weeks behind a bloke called Tiger Woods.

With 44 PGA Tour titles (9th on the all-time list), five major titles, and a spot in the World Golf Hall Of Fame, Mickelson will go down as one of the greats of the game.

And watch this space as the long-time fan favourite heads for the Champions Tour in search of more victories and maybe even a US Open victory…albeit the senior variety.