Golf Legend Has Legendary Win
Golfer Phil Mickelson is now the oldest golfer to win a major championship in 161 years of major championship golf winning a major at age 50.
Now 50-year-old golfers are nothing new and can be found at pretty much every golf course in West Michigan, but finding one who is still good enough to win a major PGA championship is a whole other ball of wax.
According to WOOD, thousands of fans witnessed history on Sunday during the 103rd PGA Championship on the Ocean Course on Kiawah Island in South Carolina, when 115th ranked Phil Mickelson did the unthinkable and won the match by two strokes and become the oldest professional golfer to ever win a major.
Mickelson said upon winning the tournament, "slightly unnerving, but exceptionally awesome."
Mickelson believed he was very capable of winning another major tournament and that is why he is still in the game. The last time he won a major was at the 2013 Open Championship.
Mickelson also said, "one of the moments I'll cherish my entire life. I don't know how to describe the feeling of excitement and fulfillment and accomplishment to do something of this magnitude when very few people thought that I could."
Julius Boros was 48 when he won the 1958 PGA Championship in San Antonio and held the title of oldest golfer to win a major for 53 years, a title that Mickelson now owns.
Mickelson is also the 10th player to win majors in three different decades and something he shares with long time friend Tiger Woods.
Tiger was quick to tweet out a congrats to his friend Mickelson by saying, "Truly inspirational to see @PhilMickelson do it again at 50 years of age. Congrats!!!!!!!"
The next stop of the tour will be the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines which just happens to be the one major tournament that has been holding back Mickelson for scoring his career Grand Slam.
Mickelson said, "it's very possible that this is the last tournament I ever win, like if I'm being realistic, but it's also very possible that I may have had a little bit of a breakthrough in some of my focus and maybe I go on a little bit of a run. I don't know. But this point is that there's no reason why I or anybody else can't do it at a later age. It just takes a little bit more work."
I guess we will all have to wait and see what is next for Phil Mickelson.