Why is Phil Mickelson back on the PGA Tour?
Mickelson has been back on his professional golf game for several years thanks to the early diagnosis and treatment of his psoriatic arthritis. And because he’s a celebrity, he has a large, built-in audience. Mickelson has become a vocal advocate for raising awareness about psoriatic and other types of arthritis.
What happened to Phil Mickelson’s hand?
Championship pro golfer Phil Mickelson was working out hard, preparing to compete in the 2010 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. Unexpectedly, his joints started aching. It felt like he’d sprained a wrist on one hand and somehow jammed a finger on the other.
How did Phil Mickelson become Lefty?
You’ve probably heard it before about how Phil Mickelson became Lefty. Or maybe you haven’t! In which case, the story goes like this: Phil Mickelson Sr. was practicing his chipping in the back yard when his son and future six-time major champ picked up a golf club and started swinging — left-handed.
What kind of arthritis does Phil Mickelson have?
When the lab tests came back, Mickelson learned he had psoriatic arthritis (PsA). There are many types of arthritis. Some, like osteoarthritis (OA), are caused by “wear and tear” on the joints over time.