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.
— ESPN Australia & NZ (@ESPNAusNZ) May 23, 2021
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.
30 years ago, @PhilMickelson won on TOUR for the first time.
Today he hoisted his sixth major championship trophy at age 50. pic.twitter.com/55oauQSMW9
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) May 23, 2021
Koepka and Oosthuizen shared second place.