Phil Mickelson was mobbed by fans on the final hole at the PGA Championship as he became the oldest player ever to win a major

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  • Phil Mickelson won the PGA Championship on Sunday, the sixth major win of his career.

  • At 50 years old, Mickelson is the oldest player ever to win a major.

  • As Mickelson walked towards the 18th green, fans mobbed him to get a close look at greatness.

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Phil Mickelson is once again a champion, and golf fans cannot hold back their excitement.

Heading into the final round of the PGA Championship, Mickelson had a one-stroke lead on the field, and on Sunday, Lefty held off all challengers to lift the Wanamaker Trophy for the second time in his career.

As Mickelson walked towards the 18th green to close out his win, fans rushed the fairway, mobbing Phil and crowding the green for his championship putts.

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After nearly a year of golf without fans, it was a wild scene for the sport, one that immediately brought to mind Tiger Woods' comeback win in 2018.

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Two putts later, Mickelson's win was official, sending fans into yet another celebration.

"Phil defeats Father Time," said play-by-play man Jim Nantz.

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After the win, Mickelson thanked the fans for their support.

"I don't think I've ever had an experience like that, so thank you for that," Mickelson said. "Slightly unnerving, but exceptionally awesome, so thank you."

With the win, Mickelson netted $2.16 million in prize money, as well as five more years of qualification at golf's four majors, including the U.S. Open, where a win would secure him a career grand slam.

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