Phil Mickelson Makes 5 AM Tweet in Response to Provoking Twitter Video

Published 09/29/2021, 6:09 AM EDT
Jun 19, 2021; San Diego, California, USA; Phil Mickelson looks over the 5th green during the third round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Torrey Pines Golf Course. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports


Phil Mickelson is currently taking a break after a busy 2020-21 season. Lefty won the PGA Championship at 50-years-old and became the oldest major winner in golf history. This title can never be taken away from him unless someone older than Phil manages to win a golf major. However, a recent tweet called out Mickelson stating that he no longer holds that title. 

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Jay Bilas is a name that is not quite popular in the golf community. Bilas is an ESPN analyst who specializes in college basketball among many other interests that he holds. The 57-year-old recently called out Phil Mickelson through a twitter clip. 

Phil Mickelson is no longer the oldest major winner in history? 

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There are four major championships in golf. That has been the case in the modern era, but there have been calls to extend it to five. While The Players Championship is often brought up in the debate, Jay Bilas has a different school of thought. 

Bilas recently posted a Twitter video after winning the 2021 Charlotte Country Club member event. According to Bilas, PGA Tour players call this tournament the “fifth major.” Hence, by winning it in 2021, the 57YO claimed that he’s the oldest major winner in history. 

Not only that, but Bilas also felt the need to call out Mickelson in his video. “Suck on that Phil,” Bilas mentioned in the video. Now this was clearly directed at Mickelson, and the PGA Tour legend could not help but respond. 

So respond he did, but no one expected him to do it at 5AM! 

“This victory inspires at the deepest of levels and I now find myself in the gym in an effort to reclaim the title.(Of oldest major winner, not CCC whatever:)” Mickelson tweeted in response. 

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How did Phil perform in the 2020-21 season?

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Phil Mickelson was not the best performer in the 2020-21 PGA Tour season. He won the 2021 PGA Championship at Kiawah, but that by far was the only major highlight of his season. 

Mickelson played 23 events last season and made the cut 14 times. He made $2,707,199 from the season and nearly half of it was prize money from the PGA Championship. 

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Arjun Athreya

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Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at Essentially Sports and has been contributing since early 2020. Having developed an avid interest in sports at an early age, he pursued a Journalism degree and graduated from Madras Christian College. Arjun manages the Golf division and its content, and primarily covers news pertaining to the NBA as well.

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