How Much Did Phil Mickelson Win at Furyk and Friends?

Published 10/11/2021, 9:20 AM EDT
May 23, 2021; Kiawah Island, South Carolina, USA; Phil Mickelson poses for a portrait with the Wanamaker Trophy after winning the PGA Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports


Phil Mickelson must have been hoping for a cakewalk finish in the final round. However, it turned into a nerve-racking finish against an unrelenting Miguel Angel Jimenez.

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However, the 2021 PGA Champion managed to hold his nerves and birdied two of his last four holes to win his third title on the Champions Tour. Moreover, the 51-year-old now has three wins in four starts on the champions tour.

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Mickelson managed to escape from a tie by draining an 8-foot birdie putt on the final hole. He remained 15-under for the event and won the Constellation Furyk and Friends by two strokes.

How much did Phil Mickelson win after winning Furyk and Friends?

Phil Mickelson is one of those few players who compete on the regular PGA Tour as well as the Champions Tour as well. He competed in this event for his friend Jim Furyk, the host of the tournament. Moreover, there were a total of 81 players competing in the field, and hence there was no cut for the event. 

May 27, 2021; Fort Worth, Texas, USA; Phil Mickelson on the 14th tee during the first round of the Charles Schwab Challenge golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports

Meanwhile, the 2021 Constellation Furyk and Friends purse was set for $2 million. And the champion Phil Mickelson received the highest share as he won $300,000, the standard 15 percent payout according to the PGA Tour Champions’ prize money distribution chart.

Moreover, with this win, Mickelson has now moved to 24th place on the Charles Schwab Cup points race. 

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“It’s a good start. I’m having fun,” Mickelson said after winning his third Champion Tour title. “I’m enjoying being around the guys. And I’m enjoying the golf courses, how I can be a little bit more aggressive.”

“Like when I made a mistake on No. 5, I can still recover. You do that on the regular tour, you just get eaten alive. So I like how you don’t have to be perfect, and I can get away with a shot or two here or there.”

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Phil Mickelson believes that the margin of error at Champions Tour is slightly higher than on the PGA Tour. As he believes that one tiny mistake on a regular Tour can cost you a lot. However, on Champions Tour, you can still get away even after making a couple of mistakes.

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media from HR College, Mumbai. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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