Maybe Phil Mickelson’s ability on a golf course has been lost or diminished in recent years, the work he has done for more than 30 decades in the public eye. That’s why this PGA Championship, which was so unlikely since at the age of 50, made it the oldest biggest champion ever. Since 2019 he had not won at Pebble Beach and since 2013 he had not raised a major trophy at the Muirfield. He has missed six cuts since September. He never finished in the top 20 once in the eight for the weekend. In the official world golf ranking, he fell outside the Top 100. He began to require special exemptions only to get a spot in the biggest league.
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Hey, other big guys have suffered slumps – Tiger Woods went from winning to 11 between majors for five years. Once the Tiger and Phil of their generation, Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth did not take a big one in seven or four years. This occurs. It’s not easy to golf. Mickelson was 50. One of the few times late last month he sat to respond to questions and to think where he was and where he wants, ‘The difficulty is when you are on the board and you’re not making progress really and put yourself into work and you’re not seeing the outcome, to remain consistent and committed,’ said Mickelson on the day before last month’s Masters.
He certainly aged, and if the talent pool’s so deep in his 30s, never mind in the 40s and now in his senior years, it’ll be difficult to win according to the golf. That’s why he spoke more time and more about playing with the fifty-something crowd on the PGA Champions Tour. Mickelson became more personal than a player to remain relevant. He spoke about it
After this exciting journey on Kiawah Island, he is now the eldest major champion, a four-day microcosm of Phil Mickelson’s all these years playing Golf. There were ups and downs, incredible shots, which led to unlikely adults and births, and more than one mistake in the world. Mickelson is forever connected with Woods due to his timing. They were there in this sport for so long, with the two names at the top of the tag. In 2019 Woods was unlikely to win the Masters, after so many people, even the man himself thought he was made, in a fading sun in his career.
Sunday Mickelson starring at the Terminator of golf, Brooks Koepka, recorded a great championship that history never forgets, regardless of how many times he talks about his calves and bombs and coffee in the next decade. We remembered Phil Mickelson’s doing what he can do with his hand on a golf club. He’s always been able to shoot just a few others – make sure only a few people are trying to pull away. Without a doubt, Phil Mickelson’s Master win was the most surprising ever golfer. The American became one of this generation’s two biggest players. 45 times he won the British Open and six times he won the Masters. He was a historical golf lesson in his victory at Augusta National. He was one of just two players in the last six years to win the biggest championship. After four runs in the PGA Championship in Virginia, Taiwanese golfer Jutanugarn leads by three. Taiwan’s 26-year-old starts her 147th career at the major tournament. After a three-way tie for the lead, she walks by two shots in the final round.