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Phil Mickelson: Sponsors | Brand Endorsements | Investments

Rahul Saha Rahul Saha

Phil Alfred Mickelson is an American professional golfer who currently plays in the LIV Golf Series. Winner of six major championships and 45 PGA Tour titles, the 52-year-old is estimated to have earned nearly US$90 million in prize money over the course of his career thus far, while his move to the Saudi Arabia-backed LIV Golf series has taken his off-the-field earnings to nearly US$800 million after he signed a massive contract reportedly worth US$200 million. 

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PHIL MICKELSON’S CURRENT Sponsors / BRAND ENDORSEMENTS

Rolex 

Phil Mickelson and Swiss luxury watchmaker Rolex have been partners for nearly two decades. 

Mizzen + Main 

Founded in 2012, Mizzen + Main is an American clothing company that specialises in performance menswear. In 2018, it in Mickelson as a brand ambassador on a multi-year deal. As per the agreement, Mickelson wears Mizzen + Main shirts on his tour weekends. 

Intrepid Financial Partners 

Intrepid Financial Partners is an independent merchant bank that focuses on the energy sector across both traditional energy and energy transition projects. In 2017, the New York-based bank roped in Mickelson as a brand ambassador on a multi-year deal. As part of the deal, Mickelson is also a part of the Intrepid advisory board. 

VistaJet 

VistaJet is a global business aviation company founded in 2004 by Thomas Flohr. In 2020, the Malta-based company announced its partnership with Mickelson via a social media post. As per the deal, Mickelson serves as a VistaJet brand ambassador. 

Greyhawk Golf Club 

During the mid-1990s, when Greyhawk Golf Club had just opened up in Scottsdale, Arizona, its owner made a deal with Mickelson, according to which he would reportedly receive US$10,000 a year for the next three years to promote the club.

By the end of the initial contract, Mickelson was rated among one of the best golfers in the US, and Greyhawk could no longer afford him. However, since the club trusted him when he hadn’t even done anything substantial in the golf industry, Mickelson repaid the trust put in him by agreeing to promote the club on the same terms for the rest of his playing career. 

Melin 

Founded in 2015, Melin is a premium headwear manufacturing American company. The start of 2020 saw Melin rope in Mickelson as a brand ambassador on a multi-year deal. 

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PHIL MICKELSON’S past Sponsors / BRAND ENDORSEMENTS

KPMG 

Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler (KPMG) is a professional services firm that primarily focuses on accounting and auditing of various companies.

The association between Mickelson and KPMG dates back to 2008. After 14 years of partnership, however, KPMG cut its ties with him after his controversial remarks on the PGA Tour and LIV Golf. 

Amstel Light 

Amstel Light is a light beer brewed by Heineken International. In 2019, Amstel Light Beer and Mickelson announced the signing of a partnership agreement, with the latter becoming a stakeholder as well as a brand ambassador for the brewery. However, following his controversial comments in 2022, Amstel Light followed suit with its parent company and ended its ties with him. 

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Workday Inc. 

Workday Inc. is an American cloud-based business application company. In 2017, the California-based company announced the signing of Mickelson as a brand ambassador on a long-term deal. However, following his comments on the PGA Tour and LIV Golf, Workday decided not to renew his contract. 

Callaway 

Callaway is an American global sports equipment company that designs, manufactures, markets and sells golf equipment, including accessories.

Mickelson became the voice and face of Callaway in 2004. In 2017, the California-based company roped in Mickelson on a lifetime endorsement deal, but after the comments he made on the PGA Tour and LIV Golf, Callaway decided to pause their relationship until further notice. 

Barclays 

Barclays is a British multinational consumer and wholesale bank that conducts business across transatlantic markets. Mickelson’s relationship with Barclays dates back to 2005, when he started sporting the Barclays logo on the right side of his Polo shirt. But their more-than-a-decade-long association came to an end in 2017 when Mickelson jumped ship for Intrepid Financial Partners. 

ExxonMobil

ExxonMobil, an American multinational corporation, is one of the world’s largest publicly-traded international oil and gas companies. The company roped in Mickelson as a brand ambassador in 2004, but after over 16 years of working together, the two parted ways towards the end of 2020. 

Amgen

Amgen is an American multinational biopharmaceutical company founded in 1980. In 2011, Mickelson partnered with Amgen as well as Pfizer for the “On Course with Phil” programme in an attempt to increase awareness and understanding of psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and plaque psoriasis. However, after their more-than-a-decade-long partnership, the two cut ties in 2022. 

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Investments

Phil and Amy Mickelson Foundation 

Phil Mickelson and his wife Amy founded the “Phil and Amy Mickelson Foundation” in 2004 to support the youth and families. Since the foundation’s inception, the two have travelled across the US to help the youth and families have better lives and relationships. According to its website, the foundation fund is exclusively for charity, education and scientific purposes only. 

For Wellness 

For Wellness is a performance supplement coffee company that Phil Mickelson co-founded with Dave Phillips, also co-founder of the Titleist Performance Institute. The company sells food and beverage products. 

Mizzen + Main 

In 2018, Mickelson signed a partnership deal with Mizzen + Main. As per the agreement, he sports Mizzen + Main shirts on the grass in exchange for an undisclosed stake in the company. 

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