Mickelson out of top 25 for first time in 20 years


In 1995, America Online began to offer access to the Internet, eBay was founded and the O.J. Simpson trial captivated the nation.

It was also the start of Phil Mickelson's 20-year run in the top 25 of the Official World Golf Rankings. When the rankings update after the Sanderson Farms Championship, Mickelson will drop out of the top 25 for the first time since Sept. 17, 1995.

Mickelson, 45, hasn't won since capturing his fifth major at the 2013 Open at Muirfield. He only recorded three top-10 finishes this past season (Masters, Wells Fargo and FedEx St. Jude).

Despite his five majors and 42 career Tour wins, Lefty has never held the top spot in the world rankings. He's been second several times, including after his second Masters win in 2006. From 1996-2010, he finished the year inside the top 10 on every occasion, save for '03.

Mickelson announced last week that he was leaving instructor Butch Harmon as he searches to regain his form for 2016 and another run at the career Grand Slam at the U.S. Open at Oakmont.