Tiger Woods Reacts To Phil Mickelson's PGA Championship Win

Woods took to Twitter to congratulate Mickelson on an "inspirational" achievement

Tiger Woods Reacts To Phil Mickelson's PGA Championship Win

Woods took to Twitter to congratulate Mickelson on an "inspirational" achievement

Tiger Woods reacts to Phil Mickelson's PGA Championship win

After Phil Mickelson clinched the PGA Championship to become the oldest major champion in history, long-time rival Tiger Woods took to Twitter to congratulate the 50-year-old on his incredible achievement.

Woods is currently sidelined after a car crash in February left him with extensive and severe injuries to his right leg and ankle, but the 15-time major winner was clearly glued to the TV - as we all were - to watch Mickelson overcome one of the strongest fields ever assembled at Kiawah Island's brutal Ocean Course.

In a tweet Woods said: "Truly inspirational to see Phil Mickelson do it again at 50 years of age. Congrats!!!!!!!"

You can check out the tweet posted from the official Tiger Woods account below:

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Mickelson, who actually turns 51 in a matter of weeks, began the day with a one-shot lead over Brooks Koepka but quickly fell behind after bogeying the first.

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However, he wouldn't be denied and bounced back from setback after setback to outlast his opposition and lift the Wanamaker Trophy for the second time in his career, having previously tasted success in this event at Baltusrol in 2005.

In winning, Mickelson joins Lee Trevino and Nick Faldo as a six-time major champion and earns his way into the US Open for the next five years having accepted a special invite into the 2021 edition earlier this year.

And who's to say what lefty's win will do for Tiger's motivation as he looks to bounce back from yet another injury.

Having seemingly rediscovered form close to his best after a number of years in the doldrums, Woods was shockingly involved in a horrific car crash in LA after hosting February's Genesis Invitational at Riviera Country Club.

But if anyone can return from the sort of injuries suffered, it is 45-year-old Woods who will undoubtedly have taken no shortage of inspiration from Mickelson's win.

While still the best part of five years shy of his 50th birthday, few would be surprised if Woods hasn't already set his sights on breaking Mickelson's newly established record.

Andrew Wright
Staff Writer

A lifelong golf fan, Andy graduated in 2019 with a degree in Sports Journalism and got his first role in the industry as the Instruction Editor for National Club Golfer. From there, he went on to enjoy a spell freelancing for Stats Perform producing football reports, and then for RacingNews365 covering Formula 1. However, he couldn't turn down the opportunity to get back into the sport he grew up watching and playing and now covers a mixture of equipment, instruction and news for Golf Monthly's website and print title.


Andy took up the game at the age of seven and even harboured ambitions of a career in the professional ranks for a spell. That didn’t pan out, but he still enjoys his weekend golf at Royal Troon and holds a scratch handicap. As a side note, he's made five holes-in-one and could quite possibly be Retief Goosen’s biggest fan.


As well as the above, some of Andy's work has featured on websites such as goal.com, dailyrecord.co.uk, and theopen.com.


What's in Andy's bag?

Driver: Callaway Mavrik Sub-Zero (9°)

3-wood: TaylorMade M1 (15°)

Driving iron: Titleist U500 (17°)

Irons: Callaway Apex Pro '19 (4-PW)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM9 (50°, 54° and 58°)

Putter: Titleist Scotty Cameron Newport 2.5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1