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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLORIDA - MARCH 12: Phil Mickelson plays a shot on the 10th hole during the first round of The PLAYERS at the TPC Stadium course on March 12, 2020 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

What a crazy day in Kiawah yesterday. A day where crowds over took security to catch a glimpse of history.

Phil Mickelson took home the PGA Championship at the Kiawah Island Ocean Course in South Carolina. The man with the nickname ‘Lefty,’ has become the oldest golfer to win a Major on the P-G-A Tour, winning at 50 years old. It’s his sixth-career Major.

Mickelson had an up-and-down day, shooting a one-over 73, but finished at six-under for the four-day tournament. Louis Oosthuizen and Brooks Koepka finished two shots back at four-under.

The PGA Championship’s purse was also a record this year – at $12-million. It’s second to only the U.S. Open among majors – and of that, Mickelson taking home the champion’s prize of $2.16-million.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Sports Illustrated