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Golf: Mickelson becomes oldest major winner at 50 with epic PGA win

AFP
New Delhi, IndiaUpdated: May 24, 2021, 12:47 PM IST

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Phil Mickelson became the oldest major winner in golf history Sunday, the 50-year-old left-hander capturing the PGA Championship by two strokes at Kiawah Island for his sixth major title.

Phil Mickelson became the oldest major winner in golf history Sunday, the 50-year-old left-hander capturing the PGA Championship by two strokes at Kiawah Island for his sixth major title.

The age-defying American took the $2.1 million (1.7 million euro) top prize with a stunning shotmaking display on the windy Ocean Course.

Mickelson delivered a win for the ages by firing a final-round one-over par 73 to finish 72 holes on 6-under par 282 with four-time major winner Brooks Koepka and South African Louis Oosthuizen second on 284.

A surreal scene at the 18th hole saw spectators surround the green and chanting "Lefty" as he two-putted for par to complete a record-breaking victory for the ages.