The PGA Championship this past week will certainly go down in history as being one of the best majors the sport has ever seen. With Phil Mickelson becoming the oldest player to ever win a major at the age of 50, and others showing off their talents, this was certainly a historic event. Since the tournament Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau have caught some media attention for their interaction which only makes the tournament more fun. Today we will be taking a look at everything that you need to know about what went down this weekend!
Mickelson has always been a fan favorite, but prior to winning this tournament it had been quite some time until he had been in the running for a major championship on sunday. It had been eight years since his last major victory and two years from his last PGA Tour win in general. It is safe to say that not many people predicted this outcome before it had all begun. This is the second time that Mickelson had won the PGA Championship and earned the Wanamaker trophy.
In the end, he won with a total score of six under par, shooting one over in the last round. Due to shifting winds all day, those that teed off later in the day were at much more of a disadvantage. Others were able to put up scores of three under par for the final day which left two Irishmen tied for fourth, Shane Lowry and Padraig Harrington. Besides that Brooks Koepka gave Mickelson his hardest time all week long, which still shocked people after the fact.
Koepka had been battling a knee injury going into the tournament which caused him to stand with a very goofy stance whenever he was going to line up putts. This knee injury also caused him to miss the cut at the Masters just about a month ago. With his previous poor performance and this injury, it is safe to say that expectations were low for him going into this week. However, you can never doubt Koepka when it comes to the Majors as his track record for these events is insane! Finishing in the top ten time and time again, if not winning the tournament, Koepka is one of the best golfers when it comes to the Majors, besides Tiger Woods of course.
Following the tournament Koepka and DeChambeau have gone viral for a clip of Koepka’s post round interview on Sunday. Koepka is in the middle of answering a question until DeChambeau walks by, at which point Koepka loses his train of thought and drops the f bomb, rolls his eyes, and is visibly upset/disgusted. The whole golf world is still trying to figure out if DeChambeau said anything or if simply walking by was enough to make Koepka mad. Either way it will certainly be interesting to see Koepka answer questions about this interaction later on.
No matter what, Phil Mickelson was the star of the show this weekend and rightfully so. Taking one away from father time, it has only further cemented his stardom.