Phil Mickelson’s sister Tina has revealed the conversation she was having with their mother as “Lefty” wrapped up a historic PGA Championship victory.
Tina Mickelson tweeted the text message she received from their mom Mary on Sunday evening.
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“Tina, send Philip a message and just tell him to join in.” Don’t hit the bombs or activate the calves. Just by. They will have to catch it. He won’t listen to his mother, you send him a message. Hurry up, ”Mary Mickelson wrote to Tina.
Tina replied, “I’m going to text Tim. He’s the only one Phil listens to today! “
Tim Mickelson, mentioned in the exchange, is the brother of Phil and Tina and also the younger professional male golfer.
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The exchange between Tina and her mother was picked up on social media and many fans who saw Phil Mickelson sideline Brooks Koepka and Louis Oosthuizen responded.
The 50-year-old became the oldest golfer to win a major tournament when he won the PGA Championship. The previous record was held by Julius Boros, who won the 1968 PGA Championship at age 48.
Mickelson finished 6 under 282 for the tournament.
Oosthuizen finished the final round with a 73 and Koepka, who held the lead after the first hole, finished with a 74.
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It was Mickelson’s second PGA Championship title. He last won the event in 2005. He has won the major twice in his career.