Golf legend Phil “Lefty” Mickelson won the P.G.A. Championship Sunday at Kiawah Island, shooting six under par, edging out Brooks Koepka and Louis Oosthuizen.
With the win, Mickelson added to his illustrious legacy, becoming the oldest golfer to win a major.
Julius Boros was the previous record holder, winning the 1968 P.G.A. Championship at the age of 48. Mickelson, just three weeks shy of 51, broke that record in style.
Koepka was one of the golfers expected to win. Unfortunately for him, he struggled on the back nine, bogeying on three of the first four holes. His putting only grew worse the more the match went on.
In the end, Mickelson won by two shots.
By the 18th hole, the press was ready to hound Mickelson on how good he felt about his game and what it felt like to get such a victory.
Mickelson’s career recently started to look like it was coming to a close, but his win in Sunday’s match shows he’s not done yet.
This win was Mickelson’s sixth in a major, only one shy of the great Arnold Palmer.
Phil Mickelson was already considered one of the greatest golfers of all time and this match only added to his legacy.