Phil Mickelson Looks to Become Oldest Player to Win a Major at 50 Years-old

Golfing legend Phil Mickelson will be looking to pick up his second career PGA Championship win on Sunday afternoon. A victory at Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course in South Carolina would mark Mickelson’s sixth major championship victory.

If Mickelson can pull it off, he will be the oldest player to ever win a major at 50 years of age. The current record holder is Julius Boros, who won the 1968 PGA Championship at 48.

A second PGA Championship crown would slide alongside three Masters victories (2004, 2006, 2010) and an Open Championship (2013) in what has been a truly elite career. The only major Phil has never won is  the U.S. Open, where he has finished in second place six times. The last time this happened was in 2013, when Mickelson was bested by Justin Rose at Merion Golf Club in Pennsylvania.

All told, Mickelson has racked up 44 victories at PGA events since joining the tour in 1991.

Heading into Sunday, Mickelson sits atop the leaderboard at (-7), which is one shot ahead of Brooks Kopeka at (-6). Several golfers remain in striking distance, however, with Louis Oosthuizen just two back at five under, Kevin Streelman at four under and two more players tied at three under. Bryson Dechambeau is also lurking at two under.

Mickelson is set to tee off at 2:30 PM, ET.

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