Phil Mickelson set the record of being the oldest golfer with a P.G.A. Championship after winning the championship on the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island on Sunday. It was the sixth major championship of Mickelson who’ll turn 51 next month.
Phil Mickelson becomes the oldest golf champion….
Julius Boros held the record of being the oldest golfer after winning the P.G.A. Championship at the age of 48 in 1986. But Mickelson proved that a golfer can become a champion even at an advanced age. Three months ago, Tom Brady won his seventh Super Bowl title at the age of 43. Two years ago, Tiger Woods also won his fifth Masters tournament at 43.
Phil Mickelson’s golfing career at a glance….
His career spans over three decades and it has been very tumultuous for Mickelson. He was a four-time college all-American before winning his first title as an amateur. At that time, he even couldn’t cash his award.
The first breakthrough for Mickelson came in 2004 when he won the 2004 Masters during the 13th year on the tour. Phil Mickelson was 33 then. After that, he went on winning championships. First, he won the P.G.A. Championship title in 2005 and two more Masters Championships in 2006 and 2010. But he also faced many hardships in the journey.
Phil Mickelson had six second-place finishes at the US Open, American golf’s national championship. Also, he missed the cut at US Open last year and his best result on the P.G.A. Tour had been a tie for 21st. Also, he remained outside the top 50 nine times. The last time he won a major title was in the 2013 British Open.
Phil Mickelson was unstoppable on Sunday….
He looked unstoppable during this tournament. Nothing including the treacherous Ocean Course could stop him from playing winning shots one after another.