COUNTRY: United States.
WORLD RANKING: 2.
WORLDWIDE WINS: 44.
2013 WINS: Phoenix Open, British Open.
PGA MOMENT: Tapping the Nicklaus plaque with his 3-wood and hitting a shot to easy up-and-down range for birdie on the 18th hole to win by a shot in 2005 at Baltusrol.
BACKSPIN: Mickelson’s win at Muirfield makes him one of the greatest players in golf history, even if he never wins a U.S. Open. But he has never been No. 1 in the world, nor has he ever been voted PGA Tour player of the year. If he wins at Oak Hill, he’s a slam dunk for player of the year no matter what Woods does in the FedEx Cup. Still, is any other top player more unpredictable?
(Five best players to have never won a major)
WORLD RANKING: 10.