Phil Mickelson’s path to changing into the oldest main champion in PGA Tour historical past was not a simple 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 effectively.
Probably the most gorgeous visible was of Mickelson attempting to struggle via the group 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 ultimately 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, the sort of crowding round a participant was exceedingly unusual.
Fortunately, Mickelson emerged unscathed and appeared to be a fan of the followers contributing to the electrical ambiance of his win.
“[The crowd was] barely unnerving, however exceptionally superior,” he stated.