Lefty Makes History at Age 50

Phil Mickelson wins at the ocean course, at Kiawah Island to win the PGA Championship! Lefty makes history at age 50. Phil hadn’t won since 2019 at Pebble Beach, hadn’t lifted a major championship trophy since 2013 at Muirfield. Since September, he missed six cuts. In the eight in which he was around for the weekend, he never once finished in the top 20. “The difficulty is when you’re on a plateau and you’re not really making advancements and you’re putting in the work and putting in the work and you’re not seeing the results, to stay consistent and to stay committed,” Mickelson, 50, said on the eve of last month’s Masters, one of the few times lately he has sat to answer questions, to really reflect on where he was, where he is and where he wants to go.

Lefty and his history making Run on Sunday

“The difficulty is when you’re on a plateau and you’re not really making advancements and you’re putting in the work and putting in the work and you’re not seeing the results, to stay consistent and to stay committed,” Mickelson at age 50, said on the eve of last month’s Masters, one of the few times lately he has sat to answer questions, to really reflect on where he was, where he is and where he wants to go. Lefty makes history and receives a multitude of star-studded shout-outs after his victory on Sunday.

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” It’s one of the moments I’ll cherish my entire life,” Mickelson said. “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.” “This is just an incredible feeling because I believed it was possible, but everything was saying it wasn’t,” Mickelson said. Julius Boros for 53 years held the distinction of golf’s oldest major champion. That all changed Sunday as Lefty made history.

Phil Mickelson wins PGA to be oldest major champ
photo credit – NBC News

Chaos broke out along the 18th hole after Mickelson hit 9-iron safely to just outside 15 feet and all but secured a most improbable victory. Thousands of fans engulfed him down the fairway to watch Lefty make history at age 50. A scene typically seen only at the Open Championship — until Mickelson emerged into view with a thumbs-up. Shortly after that Lefty would end the day making history. For more sports coverage especially Philly sports coverage check out EOP sports.com.

Al Zaffiri
Al Zaffiri

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