Phil Mickelson’s PGA Championship win at the age of 50 left the world stunned and there are few people who give even a glancing look at golf that weren’t happy for the ageless wonder.
As Mickelson claimed his sixth major and his second PGA Championship after his 2005 victory, golf was absorbed by the stunning result.
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As he walked up the 18th fairway, the crowd engulfed him with the popular American sealing a two stroke win over South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen and fellow American Brooks Koepka.
Koepka reportedly injured his knee in the wild scenes on the 18th but even he was happy for Mickelson despite being furious at the crowd.
“Phil played great,” Koepka said. “I’m happy for him, (wife) Amy and (brother and caddie) Tim.
“I’m super happy for Phil. I hope I’m still playing at 50, but to be able to come out and compete and actually win, that’s a whole other thing.”
But while the golf world was loving Mickelson’s triumph, there was one person who was much more nervous than everyone else — Mickelson’s mum.
With his brother Tim his caddie and his sister Tina a PGA Gold pro in her own right, the Mickelson family are mad about their golf.
The Mickelson brothers celebrate the win.Source:AFP
It’s why Tina was copping “nervous texts” from their mother as Mickelson was going for the victory.
“Tina, txt Philip and tell him just to par in. Don’t hit bombs or activate calves. Just par. They will have to catch him. He won’t listen to his mother do you txt him. Hurry.”
Tina replied: “I’ll text Tim. He’s the only one Phil is listening to today!”
While you guys were busy on the golf course, I was busy fielding Mom’s “nervous texts”.😂 @[email protected]/ZyZZ5xvdRN
The texts were just like the rest of the golfing world as the
Tim Mickelson said after the event that it was a surreal scene for his brother to win with the wild crowd going nuts.
“Considering where we are in the world right now, it was sort of weird,” Tim said. “But it was also pretty darned cool to see.”
Mickelson’s ‘half lit’ Twitter celebration
How else do you celebrate?Source:AFP
As the golf world went nuts with the celebrations, Mickelson settled in with some wine and his phone, going on a tweeting spree to respond to all the well wishes.
He responded to everyone, whether the Tiger Woods’ or the average punters of the world.
Thank you. I’m pulling for your quick return.
We have some unfinished business. Let’s get another match and find a pair to give a beat down. 😏
Congrats @PhilMickelson 👍
Winning your 6th major and making history👍
Some things are better demonstrated rather than spoken.
I understand. I’m best taken in small doses.
Ranked 115th in the world heading into the event, Mickelson became the lowest-ranked major champion since Shaun Micheel (169) claimed the 2003 PGA Championship.
The age-defying American left-hander took the $AUD2.7 million top prize with a stunning shotmaking display on the windy Ocean Course.
He holed a 50-foot chip for birdie at the par-3 fifth and was grinding in a tension-packed fight at windy Kiawah Island as the final round kicked off.
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