SPORTS Mickelson wins PGA Championship at 50 to become oldest major champion

SPORTS

Mickelson wins PGA Championship at 50 to become oldest major champion

Xinhua

11:18, May 24, 2021

WASHINGTON, May 23 (Xinhua) -- Phil Mickelson won the PGA Championship at the age of 50 to become golf's oldest major champion on Sunday.

Phil Mickelson smiles with the Wanamaker Trophy after his two stroke victory in the final round of the PGA Championship on The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort on May 23, 2021, in Kiawah Island, South Carolina. (Photo: CFP)

The previous record was held by another American Julius Boros, who won the 1968 PGA Championship at 48 years old.

Mickelson ground out a final-round one-over-par 73 on Sunday to finish the 72 holes with six-under 282.

Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa and Brooks Koepka of the United States tied for second place on 284. Oosthuizen finished the final round with 73 and Koepka finished with 74.

The victory was Mickelson's second PGA Championship win and sixth-career major overall.

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