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Mickelson slips out of top 25 for first time since 1995


It’s not good reading this morning for Phil Mickelson, who finds himself in unusual territory as he slips outside of the world top 25 for the first time since September 10, 1995.

Lefty dropped to No.27 this week to mark the wrong kind of milestone in his glittering career. The last time he was in this predicament Tiger Woods won his second straight US Amateur, Jordan Spieth had just been born and Greg Norman was three months into his longest reign (96 weeks) at No.1 in the world.

And due to Mickelson not playing again until the CareerBuilder Challenge in the California desert next January, he could well find himself outside of the top 50 the next time he’s ready to tee it up.

Mickelson hasn’t been outside of the top 50 since the week before Thanksgiving in 1993, so it would be mighty shocking to see him tumble down to that level.

Many will point to how resilient Mickelson is and say he will certainly pull himself out of this late-career slump. But he will need to be on his best game come January as it could be a mountain to climb when he returns to the greens.



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