Phil Mickelson Breaks 2 Precious Records at the Masters En Route to a $1.9 Million Payday

Published 04/10/2023, 6:00 AM EDT

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The 87th Masters Tournament has seen many unexpected scenes. Weather conditions made trees fall, Brooks Koepka almost missed the green jacket, and Jon Rahm earned his first Masters victory. The storied event had it all. Another great thing that happened was Phil Mickelson reaching significant milestones. No one expected him to play at the Masters. However, he registered two records under his name on Sunday.

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Phil Mickelson rose to the occasion

Golf Digest and ESPN are celebrating Mickelson’s achievement via Twitter posts. The LIV defector has created history at Augusta National. He became the oldest golfer to finish in the top five on the leaderboard of the Masters Tournament. He won not only $1,944,000 but also his fans’ hearts, as he registered another record and created history.

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According to ESPN, “Phil Mickelson’s final round (65) is the lowest round in Masters history by a player age 50 or older.” he had a good start to the event, but on Friday, he said that soon it would go away and he will “have a tear.” But instead, he made two unbelievable records. So his words were partially right. It is safe to say that he knows himself well, and his spiritual experience was worth it.

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The 52-year-old shot a record-setting 65 in the final round of the Masters to post the early clubhouse lead at 8 under. Last year, the player bid a final goodbye to the Augusta National Golf Club, but thankfully he returned. And he returned with a blast. Mickelson finished behind only Nick Faldo and Greg Norman in 1996. It was the year he initially shot his career-low 65 at Augusta National.

How does the LIV golfer feel about it?

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Mickelson was on cloud nine and “had so much fun” at Augusta. Lefty said, “To come out today and play the way I did and hit the shots when I needed, it’s so much fun. I’m grateful to be a part of this tournament and to be here competing and then to play well. It means a lot.

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He believes that he has been hitting these types of quality shots always. But he was not as focused as he should have been. He confessed that he had made many mistakes. “Kind of like you saw on Thursday, and that cost me a bunch of strokes.”

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What are your thoughts about Mickelson’s two iconic records? And what do you think will be his future in golf? Please share your views with us in the comments.

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Saumya Yashawant

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A Commerce graduate who turned her passion into her profession, Saumya is a Golf writer at Essentially Sports. Having developed the love for the sport at a very young age, she watched Tiger Woods and caught inspiration from his legacy early on. Apart from Woods, she shares great admiration for her country's players like Vishwanathan Anand and Neeraj Chopra.
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Akash Pandhare

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