February 4 2013
In winning the Waste Management Phoenix Open, Phil Mickelson led the field in greens in regulation, hitting 63 of his 72 greens for 87.5 percent.
That's the 15th time in his 468 starts on the PGA TOUR that Mickelson has led the field in greens in regulation. Prior to Sunday, the last time he had done so was at the 2011 TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola.
Of those 15 times, Mickelson ended up winning the tournament seven times.
Just twice did he have a higher GIR percentage -- at the 2006 BellSouth Classic and the 2000 Invensys Classic at Las Vegas, when he hit 88.89 percent of his greens.
WHEN MICKELSON RANKS NO. 1 IN GIR
Here are the tournaments in which Phil Mickelson has ranked No. 1 in greens in regulation during his PGA TOUR career
|2013||Waste Management Phoenix Open||63||87.5||Won|
|2011||TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola||58||80.56||10th|
|2011||AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am||56||77.78||9th|
|2007||AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am||57||79.17||Won|
|2004||HP Classic of New Orleans||59||81.94||2nd|
|2000||Invensys Classic at Las Vegas||80||88.89||2nd|
|1997||Bay Hill Invitational||61||84.72||Won|
|1997||NEC World Series of Golf||51||70.83||2nd|
|1994||Northern Telecom Open||60||83.33||9th|
|1993||Buick Invitational of California||54||75||Won|