Tiger Woods was among those who congratulated Phil Mickelson on Sunday for his historic PGA Championship victory.
Woods tweeted that it was “really inspiring” to see Mickelson become the oldest golfer to win a major championship.
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers superstar Tom Brady tweeted during the PGA Championship about Mickelson’s miraculous shots. He added to his Instagram Stories a photo of Mickelson and the gallery walking to the green on the 18th hole and wrote: “The thrill of victory and an inspiration to all of us.”
Jack Nicklaus also released a video on his social media to congratulate Mickelson.
“Fantastic golf this week at Kiawah,” said the legendary golfer. “You played well, you didn’t make any stupid mistakes, which is the key to winning major championships. There is something that strikes me; 50 years old is over 46 years old. Well done my friend. “
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Others continued with their own tweets.
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 his 73 with a par on the 72nd hole as fans burst into joy at the Ocean Course. After hitting the winning putt, Mickelson raised his arms in celebration and hugged his younger brother, Tim.
Mickelson finished 6 under 282 for the tournament.
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Louis Oosthuizen and Brooks Koepka are tied for second place. Oosthuizen finished with a 73 and Koepka, who held the lead after the first hole, finished with a 74.
Dan Canova of Fox News contributed to this report.