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Phil Mickelson Out of Top 100 For The First Time in 28 years

Phil Mickelson has fallen outside the top 100 of the Official World Golf Ranking for the first time in 28 years.

In the new rankings released Monday, Mickelson was ranked No 101, ending his record streak at 1 425 weeks. Additionally, Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland, who was ranked No 1 early in June 2020, fell out of the top 10, replaced by Bryson DeChambeau, winner of the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Sunday. McIlroy is outside the top 10 for the first time in three years.

The 50-year-old Mickelson first appeared in the top 100 in August 1993 after winning The International. In November 2019, Mickelson fell outside the top 50 for the first time since November 1993. In 2021, Mickelson has played in three PGA Tour events, missing the cut twice and finishing tied for 53rd at the Farmers Insurance Open. He played in one PGA Tour Champions event, the Cologuard Classic, where world-ranking points are not earned. He finished 20th there.

Mickelson has won 44 PGA Tour events, including five major championships. He never reached number 1 in the world. He held the No 2 spot for 270 weeks, behind Tiger Woods each week.

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