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Monday, May 24, 2021

Mickelson wins PGA Championship become Oldest major champion

 Phil Mickelson made history, becomes Oldest golfer to wins PGA Championship 2021 at Kiawah Isaland.

A year ago, at the 102nd PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park, Phil Mickelson didn’t even competed.

Mickelson captured his sixth major and by far the most surprising Sunday at the PGA Championship. 

He made two early birdies with that magical wedge game and let a cast of contenders fall too far behind to catch him in the shifting wind of Kiawah Island.

Mickelson, 50, held his nerve, kept his focus, and counter-punched and, shooting a final-round 73 and building a five-shot lead on the back nine to win the PGA Championship. He becomes the oldest men’s major winner, besting Julius Boros, who was 48 at the 1968 PGA.

Pure chaos broke out along the 18th hole after Mickelson hit 9-iron safely to just outside 15 feet that all but secured a most improbable victory.

Who was Near the Victory point over Phil Mickelson at 2021 PGA Championship.

Brooks Koepka and Louis Oosthuizen had their chances, but only briefly. Koepka was 4 over on the par 5s when the game was still on and closed with a 74. Oosthuizen hit into the water as he was trying to make a final run and shot 73.

Mickelson finished at 6-under 282

Phil Mickelson made records, best stats at the age 50.

1  --  Mickelson became the first player in PGA TOUR history to win tournaments 30 years apart. 

2  --  The first of his 45 titles was in 1991 when he was still a junior at Arizona State.

3  --  Mickelson became the 10th player to win majors in three decades, an elite list that starts with Harry Vardon and was most recently achieved by Tiger Woods.

4  --  Mickelson becomes the eighth player to win on the PGA TOUR after turning 50, and the first since Davis Love III at the 2015 Wyndham Championship.

Phil Mickelson winning thoughts at PGA Championship 2021: Post game conference, talks, quotes at Kiawah Isaland.

“It's very possible that this is the last tournament I ever win,” he said. “Like if I'm being realistic. But it's also very possible that I may have had a little bit of a breakthrough in some of my focus and maybe I go on a little bit of a run, I don't know. But the point is that there's no reason why I or anybody else can't do it at a later age. It just takes a little bit more work.”

“Certainly, one of the moments I'll cherish my entire life,” he said. “I don't know how to describe the feeling of excitement and fulfillment and accomplishment to do something when – you know, of this magnitude – when very few people thought that I could.”


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