Phil Mickelson fights through ‘unnerving’ PGA Championship crowd

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The stiffest late resistance Phil Mickelson faced on his way to winning the PGA Championship on Sunday might have been fighting through the enormous crowd at the 18th hole.

The 50-year-old Mickelson, who became the oldest golfer to win a major title, had to uncomfortably wiggle his way through a sea of humanity after a championship-saving approach shot while holding a two-stroke lead on the final hole at Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course in South Carolina. Mickelson would par the 18th to finish at 6-under for the tournament, winning his sixth major.

Much like Tiger Woods’ victorious walk on 18 at the 2019 Masters, Mickelson — always a crowd favorite — was followed up the fairway to the green by the gallery and needed to be escorted through the mass of people by law enforcement and security personnel to finally get free.

“Slightly unnerving, but exceptionally awesome,” Mickelson said of the fans and scene on the final hole.

The moment didn’t keep Mickelson from taking his place in history and will likely be a visual for years to come.

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