What Sunglasses Does Phil Mickelson Wear on the Golf Course?

Published 12/25/2021, 3:30 PM EST
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


Phil Mickelson is one of the most prominent golfers on the PGA Tour. He has 45 PGA Tours and six major championship wins in his career so far. Moreover, Mickelson also became the oldest player to win a major championship, as he won the 2021 PGA Championship. He won this event at 50, at Kiawah Island. 

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Since the pandemic break, Phil Mickelson has started wearing sunglasses while playing golf. Meanwhile, wearing sunglasses while golfing isn’t a common sight, and hence it amused everyone. Moreover, he revealed the exact reason for wearing these glasses on a golf course during an event. So, let us see why exactly does Phil Mickelson wears sunglasses?

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Why did Phil Mickelson started wearing sunglasses?

Phil Mickelson wore sunglasses for the first time at the Charles Schwab Challenge, which was the first event after the pandemic. After a few days, Mickelson was in the commentary box, where they asked him the reason for wearing sunglasses. “Back during Covid break, I did this Carac cream, which is like skin cancer chemotherapy treatment on your face for like two weeks,” said Phil

September 21, 2021; Kohler, Wisconsin, USA; U.S. Team vice-captain Phil Mickelson waves to the fans along the eighth hole during a practice round for the 43rd Ryder Cup golf competition at Whistling Straits. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

“You skin blotches up, and you kill these cancer cells that you can’t see. And when I went outside, I had to wear some protection. So I wore these glasses to kind of protect the area around my eyes.” However, it wasn’t clear if he was using the cream as a precaution or to combat an existing condition. 

Moreover, Phil Mickelson said they didn’t move around while swinging, and it helped him to keep his eyes relaxed as well. Hence, the 2021 PGA Championship winner decided to wear glasses every time while playing on a golf course. 

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What brand of sunglasses does Phil Mickelson use?

As we know why Mickelson uses sunglasses on Tour, nevertheless, the question remains, what brand of sunglasses does Phil use? The exact brand of his glasses isn’t known yet. Even though Callaway is Phil’s sponsor, he doesn’t wear their glasses. He has kept the secret with himself and has never disclosed the exact brand to anyone.

Jun 19, 2021; San Diego, California, USA; Phil Mickelson looks over the 5th green during the third round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Torrey Pines Golf Course. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports

But a few people think Phil uses Uswing Green Reader sunglasses. It is said he found them while playing in the Macau Open in 2019. However, Phil Mickelson has never revealed or promoted the brand anywhere. 

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Who makes Phil Mickelson’s new sunglasses?

Uswing is a small Chinese company that sells sunglasses in China and Taiwan. Moreover, they have designed the Uswing Green Reader sunglasses specifically for golf, and it has helped Mickelson while playing golf. Furthermore, Callaway is Phil’s sponsor, and even they have their glasses. 

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The 51-year-old cannot endorse or reveal these sunglasses publically. Moreover, Phil is so used to these sunglasses that he cannot play at an event without them. However, there is no official confirmation or information about the same. These are just speculations that may or may not be true. 

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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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