The golf world was riding the highs and lows all the way as Phil Mickelson created history.
At age 50, Mickelson became golf’s oldest major winner as he secured his sixth major title in a rollercoaster final round at the PGA Championship.
In what was described as “pure bedlam” in the broadcast, fans swarmed Mickelson as he made his way through the 18th hole at Kiawah Island.
Seeing that golf tournaments had for so long been without crowds, the world was quick to react to the insane images.
At one point Mickelson had to push his way through the mob of people as cheers rang through from the crowd, which was limited to 10,000 people by COVID-19 safety measures.
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With the victory, Mickelson erased the major age win mark set by American Julius Boros when he captured the 1968 PGA Championship at age 48.
Mickelson previously won at the 2004 and 2006 Masters and 2005 PGA but shared second at the 2006 and 2013 US Opens. His other major wins came at the 2010 Masters and the 2013 British Open.
With 16 years since his PGA Championship victory, Mickelson owned the longest gap between wins at the same major after collecting the Wanamaker Trophy and the top prize of $2.1 million ($A2.7m).
While there was plenty of support for Mickelson from the online world, his spectacular shotmaking in blustery conditions sparked the biggest cheers from a crowd limited to 10,000 people by Covid-19 safety measures.