No. 1-seed Phil Mickelson didn’t face a challenge on his way to the Elite Eight, garnering 94 percent of the vote against Briann January and 88 percent against ASU baseball great Rick Monday in the Sweet Sixteen. After cruising past Eric Sogard in the first round with 92 percent of the vote, No. 2-seed Jake Plummer faced a tougher challenge and just got past Eric Allen with 61 percent.
Mickelson (from first-round article): At ASU, Mickelson was the winner of three consecutive NCAA individual championships as well as the nationally awarded Haskins Award for the best collegiate golfer. He additionally led the Sun Devils to a team championship in 1990. In his professional career, ‘Lefty’ has racked up five major wins, including three Master’s victories in 2004, 2006 and 2010.
Plummer (from first-round article): While slinging the pigskin for the Sun Devils, Plummer threw for 8,626 yards, 64 touchdowns and finished with a total QBR of 133.8. Plummer is Top-3 in the ASU record books for single season passing yards, single-season touchdown passes, single-season passing attempts and single-season total offense yards. He was also drafted No. 42 overall by the Arizona Cardinals in 1997.
|Three-time Haskins Award winner|
|Three-time NCAA champion|
|2012 World Golf Hall of Fame inductee|
|9th-most PGA Tour victories (43)|
|Three time Master's winner - 2004, 2006, 2010|
|PGA Championship winner - 2005|
|The Open Championship winner - 2013|
|64 Passing Touchdowns|
|1996 Pac-10 Champion|
|2x First-Team All-Pac-10 (1995, 1996)|
|1996 Pac-10 Player of the Year|
|1996 First-Team All-American|
|161 Passing Touchdowns|
|29,253 Passing Yards|