Golf-Fifty and fabulous: Mickelson defies age to win PGA Championship


  • Golf
  • Monday, 24 May 2021

May 22, 2021; Kiawah Island, South Carolina, USA; Phil Mickelson hits from a green side bunker on the ninth hole during the third round of the PGA Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (Reuters) -Phil Mickelson blocked out the distractions and kept his mind quiet in front of a raucous gallery to win the PGA Championship by two strokes on Sunday and become golf's oldest major winner at the age of 50.

Mickelson battled through strong winds, shrugged off a few poor shots and kept calm amid suffocating pressure to record a one-over-par 73 at the Ocean Course, holding his nerve with Brooks Koepka and Louis Oosthuizen breathing down his neck.

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