Today’s PGA Championship is a record holder of redemption, thanks to Phil Mickelson, who just won his 2nd PGA title and was announced as the oldest player who had ever won the championship.
Phil Mickelson shared in an interview that the experience is amazing and with the help of his wife, his coach, and his brother, he was able to go back to play golf at the highest level. His fans were also supportive of him, even though there were already notions that he can’t make it because it might take extra physical work.
As he took the microphone and lift his Wanamaker Trophy, he wholeheartedly and cheerfully thanked the crowd for the incredible experience. He is also proud as he was announced to be the oldest major winner in history.
His last award was in 2019 at Pebble Beach, while his last major championship trophy happened last 2013. For almost a decade, he had been missing cuts and being included in the Official World Golf Ranking Top 100. Even so, he cited inspirations to defy doubts, especially when Tiger Woods, a golf legend, has to spend five years between wins. Besides, playing golf has been never been easy.
Mickelson will be forever grateful and connected to Woods, and their names will be carved in the sports for a long time. The World No. 5 golf player has just proven to the world that anything is possible through hard work.