Golf: Phil Mickelson becomes oldest major winner at 50 with epic PGA victory

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Phil Mickelson of the United States celebrates on the 18th green after winning during the final round of the 2021 PGA Championship held at the Ocean Course of Kiawah Island Golf Resort on May 23, 2021 in Kiawah Island, South Carolina. Image Credit: AFP

Kiawah Island: Phil Mickelson became the oldest major winner in golf history Sunday, the 50-year-old left-hander capturing the PGA Championship by two strokes at Kiawah Island for his sixth major title.

The age-defying American took the $2.1 million top prize with a stunning shotmaking display on the windy Ocean Course.

Mickelson delivered a win for the ages by firing a final-round one-over par 73 to finish 72 holes on 6-under par 282 with four-time major winner Brooks Koepka and South African Louis Oosthuizen second on 284.

A surreal scene at the 18th hole saw spectators surround the green and chanting “Lefty” as he two-putted for par to complete a record-breaking victory for the ages.