Mickelson becomes oldest major winner with PGA Championship victory

American golfer Phil Mickelson has become the oldest major champion in history after taking out the PGA Championship.

The 50-year-old held off Brooks Koepka and Louis Oosthuizen to win by two shots on Sunday.

Previously, the oldest major winner was Julius Boros, who was 48 when he won the 1968 PGA Championship.


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The fans were in full flight at the Ocean Course in South Carolina, breaking containment lines and flooding the 18th fairway before Mickelson even reached the green.

The victory is the sixth major win of Mickelson’s lengthy career but his first since taking out the British Open back in 2013.

“I mean, this is just an incredible feeling because I just believed that it was possible, but yet everything was saying it wasn’t,” Mickelson said.

Koepka and Oosthuizen shared second place.

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