Watch: Phil Mickelson kept cool under pressure and finally captured his first Open Championship beating Henrik Stenson by 3 strokes on his 20th appearance at The Open.
Became easily the oldest major winner in history by winning the 2021 PGA Championship at Kiawah Island, less than a month before his 51st birthday.
Mickelson went into the event ranked 115th in the world, but eight years on from his fifth major triumph – in The Open at Muirfield – he produced a magnificent display to win by two.
His Open win came a week after he captured the Scottish Open and Mickelson might also have lifted the Claret Jug at Royal Troon in 2016, equalling the then major record with his second round 63 before Henrik Stenson won an epic duel by three. He was also a runner-up at Royal St George’s a decade ago.
Mickelson has three Masters victories and now two PGA successes to his name, but at the U.S. Open he has been second a record six times - most agonisingly in 2006 when he double-bogeyed the last hole to lose by one to Geoff Ogilvy.
America's most experienced Ryder Cup player with 12 caps, he has played in over 100 majors and, although he has never reached world No. 1, he was second in the rankings for a stunning 270 weeks - mostly behind Tiger Woods.