“Have Given My Husband Belief”: Caroline Wozniacki and Other Tennis Stars Congratulate Phil Mickelson on PGA Championship Win

Published 05/24/2021, 5:14 AM EDT
Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark drapes a Danish flag over her shoulders and acknowledges the crowd after losing her Women’s Singles third round match against Ons Jabeur of Tunisia on day five of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)


American professional golfer, Phil Mickelson, recently registered his name in the history books. At 50, he became the oldest player to win a major on the PGA Tour Championships. It is undoubtedly a great achievement and many tennis players including Caroline Wozniacki have extended their congratulations to him.

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This was the sixth major for Phil Mickelson. The American broke the record of Julius Boros who was earlier the oldest to win a major at 48. It is because of this spectacular feat that the American is receiving appreciation from the entire sports fraternity.

May 6, 2021; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Phil Mickelson hits his approach shot to the 9th green during the first round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

Former World No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki wrote a special message for Mickelson. In the tweet, she wrote that Mickelson’s victory would inspire her husband to win a major in golf.

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“Wow!! Congrats Phil Mickelson!! You have given my husband belief he can still make it on tour!” wrote Wozniacki on Twitter.

Wozniacki’s husband David Lee is a former American basketball player. He was even a 2-time NBA All-Star player who also has an interest in golf.

Jessica Pegula also joins the list along with Caroline Wozniacki

Following Wozniacki, American tennis star Jessica Pegula also congratulated Mickelson for his astonishing accomplishment. She tweeted a beautiful note for the champion.

Tennis -WTA Premier 5 – Italian Open – Foro Italico, Rome, Italy – May 12, 2021, Jessica Pegula of U.S. celebrates during her second-round match against Japan’s Naomi Osaka REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

“How many thumbs up did Phil give today,” wrote Pegula on Twitter.

She even used the hashtag #thelimitdoesnotexist clearly indicating that there is no limit for any sportsman; age is just a number and a player can play and win for as long as he can stay strong.

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Phil Mickelson’s triumph is a testimony that if one has willpower, anything is possible at any age. He proved that a player can not only play at 50 but can even be victorious if he plays well. The same is even true for Roger Federer and Serena Williams in tennis since they have continued to give tough competition to the youngsters. Will either of them be able to succeed at the French Open 2021?

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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