Phil Mickelson has created history by winning the PGA Championship at Kiawah Island, becoming the oldest man to win one of golf’s majors.
The 50-year-old Mickelson, who started the day with a one-shot lead, sealed the deal with a one-over-par 73 at the Ocean Course that left him at six under on the week.
Mickelson raised his arms in triumph and hugged his caddie, his brother Tim, as fans celebrated wildly.
It was his sixth career major — leaving him 12th on the all-time list — and second PGA win, joining his Wanamaker Trophy from Baltusrol in 2005.
It was his first major win since the 2013 British Open.
Louis Oosthuizen and Brooks Koepka tied for second. Oosthuizen had a 73 and Koepka, who held the lead after the first hole, finished with a 74.
British Open champion Shane Lowry, 49-year-old Padraig Harrington, Harry Higgs and Paul Casey tied for fourth, four shots behind Mickelson.
Mickelson broke the previous mark for oldest player held by 48-year-old Julius Boros, who won the 1968 PGA Championship.
More to come.