Phil Mickelson Joins a Special Group of Players in Golf History Books With Latest Win

Published 10/11/2021, 8:16 AM EDT
May 23, 2021; Kiawah Island, South Carolina, USA; Phil Mickelson hoists the Wanamaker Trophy after he wins the PGA Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports


Competing in his fourth PGA Tour Champions event, Phil Mickelson has managed to win his third trophy. He has been playing some incredible golf on the senior’s Tour and has claimed a record after winning yesterday. Moreover, Phil is also one of the few players who compete on the PGA Tour and Senior Tour at the same time. 

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Meanwhile, Phil competed in this event for his friend Jim Furyk, the host of this tournament who finished T4. In the end, Mickelson also created a unique record. Let us have a look at what exactly is that record. 

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Phil Mickelson creates a record with his third title win on Champions Tour

Phil Mickelson registered a nerve-racking victory at Timuquana Country Club and has joined three other players with a unique record. Mickelson became only the fourth golfer to win on the PGA Tour and Champions Tour in the same calendar year. He has now joined Raymond Floyd (1992), Craig Stadler (2003), and Fred Funk (2007) on that list.   

May 23, 2021; Kiawah Island, South Carolina, USA; Phil Mickelson gives a thumbs up to the fans on the 18th hole during the final round of the PGA Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

“It was a hard-fought battle,” said Mickelson after a cliffhanger of a victory. “I really enjoyed it. I am enjoying playing out here. And I need to work on a few things, like that silly mistake on 5. But I am having fun doing it.” 

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Meanwhile, the mistake which the 51-year-old referred to was which he did on the fifth hole. And this mistake could have proved costly. Phil started with three birdies on the final day. But unfortunately, he lost his ball off the tee on the par-4 fifth hole, which cost him a bogey and narrowed the lead down to one.  

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But thankfully, he somehow managed to keep the lead and eventually won the event by two strokes. Mickelson remained four-under for the day and 15 under for the event to win his third title on the PGA Tour Champions. Hence, Phil Mickelson has become only the second player to win three titles in four starts, with Fred Couples doing it in 2010. 

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media from HR College, Mumbai. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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