Phil Mickelson’s path to turning into the oldest main champion in PGA Tour historical past was not a straightforward one.
Mickelson took dwelling his sixth main championship title Sunday night as he received the PGA Championship. Whereas the drama was largely over by the ultimate gap, Mickelson and his taking part in group discovered themselves being swarmed by spectators whereas strolling to the 18th inexperienced at The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island.
Hundreds of followers surrounded the inexperienced to observe Mickelson earn his first main victory since 2013.
The entourage following him was impressively giant as properly.
Probably the most beautiful visible was of Mickelson attempting to combat by means of the gang to get to his ball. He, his caddy and safety personnel had been engulfed by spectators and needed to push previous them to get to the inexperienced.
Mickelson finally popped out, none the more serious for put on. Then, he completed off his final-round 73 with two putts.
Scenes like these on Sunday are uncommon. Even earlier than the COVID-19 pandemic, such a crowding round a participant was exceedingly unusual.
Fortunately, Mickelson emerged unscathed and gave the impression to be a fan of the followers contributing to the electrical ambiance of his win.
“[The crowd was] barely unnerving, however exceptionally superior,” he mentioned.