Phil Mickelson made history on Sunday at Kiawah Island, and the fans were right there with him.
Lefty won the PGA Championship at the Ocean Course by two shots for his sixth career major championship win. At 50, the Hall of Famer is now the oldest man to ever win a major.
— PGA Championship (@PGAChampionship) May 23, 2021
Naturally, Mickelson’s win sent golf fans both in person at the course and on social media rushing to celebrate.
Mickelson mobbed by fans on No. 18
Just like Tiger Woods' final approach at East Lake when he won the Tour Championship, golf fans at the Ocean Course erupted for Mickelson's win on the 18th hole.
Fans formed a huge mob behind him for his final walk up to the green. At one point, it looked as if they weren't even going to let Mickelson get to the putting surface.
Fans erupt on social media
Once his final putt fell and the win was official, social media was full of tributes to Mickelson.
Truly inspirational to see @PhilMickelson do it again at 50 years of age. Congrats!!!!!!!
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) May 23, 2021
I will take some credit for this win @PhilMickelson. I poked the bear and you came out of hibernation. Congratulations on a historic performance!
— Joel Dahmen (@Joel_Dahmen) May 23, 2021
Lefty! @philmickelson One of the best minds in sports and love the way he approaches his craft. Great to see.
— Sage Steele (@sagesteele) May 23, 2021
Congratulations to Phil Mickelson for battling back at 50 on a beast of a course to win his first major in 8 years. Amazing feat (especially considering today's shaky start). Not quite Tiger winning again at the Masters in 2019. But close.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) May 23, 2021
Phil Looks like he pulled off a heist, congratulations my man pic.twitter.com/DbsdmZrVyL
— CJ Fogler #BlackLivesMatter (@cjzero) May 23, 2021
Congrats @PhilMickelson on the big win!! 🎉🎉 Us 50 yr old lefties now have a renewed hope. Don’t even worry about not thanking me for all the great advise I gave you on laying off sugar and using my workout plan when you caddied for me at Pebble. I get it, family first. 😛. pic.twitter.com/MirfR1LTLy
— Larry The Cable Guy (@GitRDoneLarry) May 23, 2021
Chalk one up for the old boys ✅ ....Congratulations @PhilMickelson 🏆 An absolute tough track...beat me by 33 shots and I only played 2 days!!😳😂 Well done....Well done
Amazing win brother! #PGAChamp @PGAChampionship @ChampionsTour
— John Daly (@PGA_JohnDaly) May 23, 2021
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