PGA Tour Brunch Wrap-Up: Lefty @ 50
@PGATourBrunch Reviews Phil Mickelson's PGA Championship
MICKELSON SENDS FATHER TIME PACKING
In the Year 2021, Father Time is 0-2. First it was Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady turning the NFL upside down with his 2021 Super Bowl victory at age 43. This weekend, it was Phil “Lefty” Mickelson winning the PGA Championship, a major in pro golf, at age 50. He earned $2,160,000 for the effort.
Mickelson won his sixth major championship title, and second at the PGA Championship, at the age of 50 years, 11 months, 7 days, becoming the oldest major winner in PGA Tour history and first player to win a major after age 50.
The victory span of 30 years, 4 months, 10 days passed since Mickelson’s first PGA Tour title at the 1991 Northern Telecom Open as an amateur, and it marks the longest time between wins by a player in Tour history.
Mickelson is now the fourth player to win PGA Tour events in four different decades. The others: Sam Snead, Raymond Floyd, Davis Love III)
Brooks Koepka finished T-2, his seventh win or runner-up finish in a major since the start of 2017.
Louis Oosthuizen (T-2) recorded his fifth runner-up in his 49th major championship start. No player has more runner-up finishes in PGA Tour majors since 2012.
Harry Higgs finished T-4 in his first major appearance
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Final Leaderboard at the PGA Championship
Phil Mickelson 70-69-70-73—282 (-6)
Louis Oosthuizen 71-68-72-73—284 (-4)
Brooks Koepka 69-71-70-74—284 (-4)
Shane Lowry 73-71-73-69—286 (-2)
Padraig Harrington 71-73-73-69—286 (-2)
Harry Higgs 72-71-73-70—286 (-2)
Paul Casey 71-71-73-71—286 (-2)
Full Leaderboard (link)
What They’re Saying:
Mickelson Makes History at PGA Championship (PGATourCom)
Ageless Wonder (Associated Press)
PGA Championship was a Test of Cunning (USA Today/Golf Week)
Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Congratulate Mickelson (NJ.com)
#SportsBiz, Sporting Goods and Golf Industry News
Money Earned at the PGA Championship (Golf Week/USA Today)
What Was In Lefty’s Bag? (PGATourCom)
Cracked Clubs Added to Mickelson’s Challenge (Golf Channel)
Can Phil Mickelson Earn a Spot on USA Ryder Cup Team? (Golf Channel)
Fans Swarm 18th Hole (CBS Sports HQ)
Koepka Tweaked Knee when Crowd Surged on 18th (ESPN)
On This Day in Golf History:
May 24, 1998 - 48-year old Tom Watson won his 39th and final PGA Tour event at the MasterCard Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas, after shooting a final round (66) to defeat runner-up Jim Furyk by two strokes. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE