An exciting 2021 PGA Championship met a phenomenal end Sunday evening as Phil Mickelson turned into the oldest major championship victor in golf history with his 6-under 282 giving him a two-stroke triumph over Brooks Koepka and Louis Oosthuizen (- 4) for the Wanamaker Trophy. Mickelson, 50, is presently the fourteenth man to win at least six majors in his vocation.
A 200-1 longshot entering the 103rd PGA Championship on the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, Mickelson won his 6th major a shocking 2,863 days after his last with a last cycle 1-more than 73. It is only the third tournament he has prevailed upon the most recent a long time since taking the 2013 Open Championship and the first occasion when he completed better compared to T71 at the PGA Championship since 2016.
At 50 years, 11 months and seven days old, Mickelson broke the past record since quite a while ago held by Julius Boros, who won the PGA Championship at 48 years, four months and 18 days old in 1968. Lefty is three weeks short of his 51st birthday and will be one more year more seasoned when he makes a run at the U.S. Open, the solitary major he still can’t seem to win and one that has held him back from catching the vocation grand slam.
The co-pioneer through a day and a half and solo pioneer through 54 openings, Mickelson had a sensational beginning to his last round with three birdies and three intruder over the front nine. He lost, tied and recaptured the lead prior to opening a five-stroke advantage at 8 under through the twelfth. From that point, he was never less than two strokes clear of the field down the stretch.
The most vital snapshot of Mickelson’s extraordinary end of the week came Sunday on the standard 3 fifth when he holed out from a sandy region to an unbelievable applause. Lefty had been 1 over on the day preceding that extraordinary shot dropped.
When Mickelson called the tournament down the stretch Sunday, he had accomplished 22 birdies – an individual record at a PGA Championship – and his first by and large triumph since he took the Pebble Beach Pro-Am in February 2019.
Mickelson was besieged by fans as he strolled up the eighteenth green after a delightful methodology shot. He two-putted for standard to win. The gallery thundered, Lefty lifted his hands in triumph, and the celebration started.