Phil Mickelson, 50, won the PGA Championship making him the oldest golfer to win in history, according to Fox News.
Truly inspirational to see @PhilMickelson do it again at 50 years of age. Congrats!!!!!!!
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) May 23, 2021
“I’ve failed many times in my life and career and because of this I’ve learned a lot.”
“Instead of feeling defeated countless times, I’ve used it as fuel to drive me to work harder.”
“So today, join me in accepting our failures.”
“Let’s use them to motivate us to work even harder.”
I’ve failed many times in my life and career and because of this I’ve learned a lot. Instead of feeling defeated countless times, I’ve used it as fuel to drive me to work harder. So today, join me in accepting our failures. Let’s use them to motivate us to work even harder.
— Phil Mickelson (@PhilMickelson) May 11, 2021
This victory is Mickelson’s second PGA win
From Fox News:
Mickelson wrapped up his 73 with a par on the 72nd hole as the fans erupted with wild cheers at the Ocean Course. After successfully hitting the winning putt, Mickelson raised his arms in celebration, and then hugged his brother, Tim, who was his caddie.
Mickelson finished at 6-under 282 for the tournament.
Louis Oosthuizen and Brooks Koepka tied for second place. Oosthuizen finished with a 73 and Koepka, who held the lead after the first hole, finished with a 74.
The victory was Mickelson’s second PGA win and sixth-career major overall. He became the first player in PGA Tour history to win tournaments 30 years apart. The first of his 45 titles was in 1991 when he was still a junior at Arizona State.
Mickelson also became the 10th player to win majors in three decades, a list that only includes Harry Vardon and Tiger Woods.