Column: Phil Mickelson eclipses Tiger Woods, and it only took 50 years to do it

What Phil Mickelson did at the PGA Championship Sunday dwarfs the singular accomplishments of any other golfer in history. His title eclipses anything put forth by Tiger, Jack Nicklaus or other Hall-of-Famers.



May 25, 2021 - 8:50 AM

Phil Mickelson celebrates with the Wanamaker Trophy after winning the 2021 PGA Championship held at the Ocean Course of Kiawah Island Golf Resort Sunday in Kiawah Island, S.C. Photo by Gregory Shamus / Getty Images / TNS

For one glorious afternoon Lefty’s Blue was just as pretty as Tiger Red, and he was the most inspiring golfer, and athlete, in the world.

It took nearly 51 years on this earth, but on Sunday Phil Mickelson was not only Tiger Woods’ equal but also his superior. For four days on a ceaselessly windy course in South Carolina,

Phil was not only better than Tiger but Jack, Arnie, Hogan and Bobby Jones, too.

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