WEEK 38 Phil Mickelson 25 consecutive years inside the World Top 50

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MICKELSON MAKES HISTORY AT THE PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

Phil Mickelson became the oldest winner in a Major Championship after a day of high drama at the PGA Championship, Kiawah Island. 

Mickelson held his nerve to finish at six under after a 73 and win his sixth Major Championship by two shots moving back into the World Top 50 at World No. 32 from 115.

The American entered the final round with a one-shot lead and with a vociferous crowd cheering his every shot, he embarked on a roller coaster afternoon that saw him relinquish his lead before briefly extending it to five shots after the turn.

Bogeys on the 13th and 14th saw things tighten up down the stretch but Mickelson held his nerve to finish at six under after a 73 and win his sixth Major Championship by two shots.

At 50 years and 341 days, the Californian is over two years older than Julius Boros was when he won this event in 1968, and 208 days older than Miguel Ángel Jiménez was when he claimed the 2014 Open de España.

South African Louis Oosthuizen and two time champion Brooks Koepka finished at four under, two shots clear of Irish pair Padraig Harrington and Shane Lowry, England's Paul Casey and American Harry Higgs.

He is is the fifth lowest ranked player to win a Major since the Ranking began:

Ben Curtis 396th Open 2003, Shaun Micheel 169th PGA 2003, John Daly 168th PGA 1991, Paul Lawrie 159th Open 1999, and Phil Mickelson 115th PGA 2021.