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Phil Mickelson Becomes Oldest Golfer To Win Major

Lefty Tops Stellar Field in PGA Championship

All it took to win the PGA Championship for Phil Mickelson was a historic achievement. The lefty showed incredible mettle Sunday as he became the older golfer to win a major championship at 50 years, 11 months, and 7 days of age.

It was not easy as nothing much has been in the career of the lefty. He played with Brooks Koepka, already a two-time PGA Championship winner, and held steady. Mickelson shot a one-over-par 73 in the final round and finished at 282, two strokes better than Koepka and Louis Oosthuizen. Also check WGC Dell odds and LIV Golf Orlando odds,

KIAWAH ISLAND, SOUTH CAROLINA - MAY 23: Phil Mickelson of the United States celebrates with the Wanamaker Trophy after winning during the final round of the 2021 PGA Championship held at the Ocean Course of Kiawah Island Golf Resort on May 23, 2021 in Kiawah Island, South Carolina. Sam Greenwood/Getty Images/AFP (Photo by SAM GREENWOOD / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)

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This was Mickelson’s sixth major, first in eight years, and was as emotional as it was intense. He simply played better than an All-Star field in what was a massive surprise.

In addition to becoming the oldest player to capture a major, joined some remarkable players in winning on the PGA Tour in four different decades.

His wife was not at the tournament but CBS picked up the phone conversation they had.

A fellow unlikely major winner, John Daly, led the cheers on social media.