Did that really happen?
Yes it did, and it was one of the most memorable moments in recent golfing memory.
For those who remember Jack Nicklaus winning The Masters in 1986 at age 46, and Tiger Woods snapping a drought of winning majors in 2019 when he captured The Masters, what took place on Sunday rivals those moments with how improbable it was -- and the way it warmed the hearts of millions who watched.
Phil Mickelson turned back the clock, and at age 50, became the oldest player to win a major championship in golf when he captured the PGA Championship in Kiawah Island, South Carolina.
On the 18th hole after Mickelson hit his approach shot, a mob of adoring people followed behind as he made a triumphant walk to the green.
The moment also set Twitter on fire, with various celebrities tweeting their congratulations.
Here’s a sampling of tweets below.
Larry The Cable Guy
Congrats @PhilMickelson on the big win!! 🎉🎉 Us 50 yr old lefties now have a renewed hope. Don’t even worry about not thanking me for all the great advise I gave you on laying off sugar and using my workout plan when you caddied for me at Pebble. I get it, family first. 😛. pic.twitter.com/MirfR1LTLy— Larry The Cable Guy (@GitRDoneLarry) May 23, 2021
TB12 Sports (Tom Brady)
Billie Jean King
Wherever you live, check at the regular time to see if it’s on , but remember if it’s on later to adjust your DVR’s to get the whole show! Long live NCIS:NOLA! And a huge shout out to Phil Mickelson! He is the man today!— Scott Bakula (@ScottBakula) May 24, 2021