May 23, 2021 - Sports

Phil Mickelson makes golf history at 50 with PGA win

Phil Mickelson reacts to a shot at the 2021 PGA Championship held at the Ocean Course of Kiawah Island Golf Resort on May 23, 2021 in Kiawah Island, South Carolina.
Phil Mickelson reacts to his second shot on the sixth hole in the final round of the PGA Championship at the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort in Kiawah Island, South Carolina, Sunday. Photo: Stacy Revere/Getty Images

Phil Mickelson held on for a two-shot win in the final round at the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, South Carolina, to clinch the U.S. PGA Championship Sunday.

Why it matters: Mickelson, who turns 51 next month, is the oldest golfer to win a major tournament. The previous record was set by another American golfer, Julius Boros, who won the 1968 PGA Championship when he was 48. This is Mickelson's sixth major title.

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Editor's note: This article has been updated with details of the previous record.

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