Golf Superstar Phil Mickelson Might Become a TV Golf Analyst

Phil Mickelson, also known to golf fans under the nickname Lefty, might have a new addition to his career path coming up. It was revealed to Front Office Sports’ Michael McCarthy by Mickelson’s representatives that he is in exploratory talks with a few networks, discussing the possibility of becoming a TV golf analyst.

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Phil Mickelson and His Astounding Career

Mickelson’s professional career in golf started in 1992 and he quickly began lining up victories. Throughout his career, he achieved 44 victories on the PGA Tour. His victories included five major championships, three of which were Master titles, a PGA Championship in 2005, and an Open Championship in 2013. The famous golfer spent 25 consecutive years in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking. In 2012, the golfer was introduced into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

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Is a TV Gig a Good Fit for Lefty?

There’s certainly no doubt that Phil Mickelson would be an excellent fit for a TV position, although he’s likely to continue golfing. The golfer has already had TV exposure, starting with the non-speaking role of himself that he had in the movie Tin Cup starring Kevin Costner, back in 1996! He continued making his presence known on TV, having stolen the show on the Made-for-TV golf challenge and participating in The Match with a number of different celebrities. Mickelson entered the booth on Tour several times and appeared alongside Nick Faldo and Jim Nantz on the PGA Championship.

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Where Might Mickelson End Up?

Undoubtedly, Lefty has the charisma and extensive knowledge of golf that’s needed to be an exceptional TV golf analyst. The question remains, which network will jump at the opportunity to have this golfing legend work with them. NBC, ESPN, and CBS all hold the rights to upcoming golf tournaments, so it’s quite possible that one of these networks might take the opportunity to have Mickelson as their analyst.