Birth Name: Philip Alfred Mickelson
Place of Birth: San Diego, California, United States
Date of Birth: June 16, 1970
*50% Portuguese [Azorean, Madeiran]
*25% Finland-Swedish [including likely distant Polish]
Phil Mickelson is an American professional golfer. He has won 45 events on the PGA Tour, including three Masters titles, two PGA Championships, and one Open Championship. While fifty years old, his win at the 2021 PGA Championship made him the oldest major championship winner in history. He is nicknamed “Lefty.”
Phil is the son of Mary and Philip Mickelson, who is an airline pilot and naval aviator. His father is of approximately half Swedish and half Portuguese [Azorean] descent. His mother is of half Portuguese [Madeiran] and half Italian/Sicilian ancestry. Phil is married to Amy McBride, with whom he has three children.
Phil’s paternal grandfather was William Albert Mickelson (the son of Filip Wilhelm Mickelsson and Olga Maria Nordstrom/Jansson). Phil’s grandfather William was born in Mariehamn, Aland, Finland, of mostly Swedish ancestry. Phil’s great-grandfather Filip was was the son of Josef Wilhelm Michelsson/Mickelson and Rosalie/Rosalia Tarnoffsky/Sonoski, whose own father, Ignatius Tarnoffski, may have been Polish. Phil’s great-grandmother Olga was born in Eckero, Aland, Finland, and was the daughter of Johan Viktor/Victor Nordstrom and Maria Johansdotter Nordström.
Phil’s paternal grandmother was Marie V. Peres (the daughter of Joseph Peres and Maria Rodriques). Phil’s grandmother Marie was born in California, to Portuguese parents. Joseph was the son of Manuel R. Silveira and Theresa Emilia Silveira, who were from the Aozres. Phil’s great-grandmother Maria was from Sao Jorge, Azores, and was the daughter of Manuel Rodrigues and Maria de Gloria Faustina.
Phil’s maternal grandfather was Alfred Gomes “Al” Santos (the son of John Gomes Santos and Mary Concepcion Dias). Alfred was born in California, to Portuguese parents, a father from Paul do Mar, Madeira, and a mother from San Pedre, Funchal, Madeira. John was the son of A. Santos and J. Jardin. Mary was the daughter of Jose “Joseph” Dias and Maria Andrade “Mary” de Jesus.
Phil’s maternal grandmother is C. Jennie Navarra (the daughter of Girolamo Navarra and Adelina Pollaci). Jennie’s parents were Italian, her father from Castellammare del Golfo, Trapani, Sicily, and her mother from Palermo, Sicily. Girolamo was the son of Vincenzo Navarra and Concetta Fodera. Adelina was the daughter of G. Pollaci and C. Fodeare.
Sources: Article about Phil’s family – http://www.utsandiego.com
Genealogy of Phil Mickelson – http://www.familycentral.net
Marriage record of Phil’s parents – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Phil Mickelson (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Obituary of Phil’s maternal grandfather, Alfred Gomes “Al” Santos – http://www.legacy.com