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Phil Mickelson Wins PGA Championship, Becomes Oldest Major Winner Ever

Phil Mickelson became the oldest man to win a major title as he claimed the U.S. PGA Championship at Kiawah Island amid extraordinary scenes as thousands of fans swarmed on to the final fairway to witness the winning moment.

It was a throwback victory for 50-year-old Mickelson and a reminder of what sport has been missing in the absence of crowds during the covid pandemic.

Spectators swamped the American as he marched up to the 18th green on his way to clinching a sixth major title, eight years after his last.

He finished two clear of fellow American brooks Koepka, who closed with a 74, and South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen, who signed for a 73.

Mickelson takes the record of oldest major winner from Julius Boros, who won this title in 1968 at the age of 48, and also joins England's Nick Faldo and American Lee Trevino as a six-time major winner. Only 11 players have won more.