KIAWAH ISLAND, SC (AP) – The latest PGA Championship news (all local times):
Phil Mickelson widened his lead in the PGA Championship.
Mickelson made his fourth birdie of the day on the 10th hole to go 8-under and take a four-stroke lead over Louis Oosthuizen and Brooks Koepka at the Ocean Course on Sunday.
The crowd went mad when Mickelson’s putt arrived. Moments later, Koepka missed a par save putt to fall with just eight holes left.
Mickelson, 50, is trying to become the oldest in golf to win a major.
Phil Mickelson is a back nine in PGA Championship history. But what a new nine at the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island.
Mickelson is par of 7 under and is two strokes ahead of Louis Oosthuizen and Brooks Koepka as they enter the home stretch of the tournament.
If Mickelson wins, the 50-year-old would become the longest-serving major champion in golf history. He will have to navigate a tough nine that has confused the best in the game throughout the week.
Phil Mickelson is back on top of the PGA Championship after the seventh hole after his third birdie of the final round.
Mickelson went par 7 under, two shots ahead of Brooks Koepka and Louis Oosthuizen.
Koepka had been tied with Mickelson for the header a hole earlier, but he put his second shot at No.7 to the right of the fairway and couldn’t save par. It was Koepka’s second mistake on a par 5 this lap at the Ocean Course.
Mickelson, 50, is trying to become the oldest to win one of golf’s four majors. Koepka is seeking his third PGA title in the past four years.
Another hole, another change at the top of the PGA Championship standings.
Brooks Koepka’s birdie on the sixth hole combined with Phil Mickelson’s bogey both tied at 6 under par in Sunday’s final round at the Ocean Course on Kiawah Island.
Koepka put his approach shot within 3 feet to recover. Mickelson hit his second shot on the green and couldn’t save the par.
Koepka is seeking his third PGA title in the past four years. Mickelson, 50, is trying to become the oldest in golf to win a major championship.
Phil Mickelson used some of his Lefty magic to extend his lead in the PGA Championship.
After landing in a bunker at the par 3 fifth hole, Mickelson exploded and entered the cup for the birdie to go to par 7 under. He is two strokes ahead of Kevin Streelman and Brooks Koepka.
Mickelson lifted his wedge in the air to celebrate after the ball entered the cup. The large crowd following him burst into joy.
The 50-year-old is chasing history as he tries to become the oldest player to win one of golf’s four major titles.
Just like that, Phil Mickelson is back in the PGA Championship.
One hole after losing his lead, Lefty took it back with a birdie at the second par 5 as Brooks Koepka shot a double bogey seven.
Koepka struggled around the second green, his third shot out of a sandy, bushy area going only a few yards and leading to his error.
Mickelson moved up to par 7 under and was beaten two by Koepka, Louis Oosthuizen and Kevin Streelman.
Mickelson, 50, is trying to become the oldest player to win one of golf’s four major titles.
It took only one hole for Brooks Koepka to take the lead from Phil Mickelson in the PGA Championship.
Koepka rolled in a 13-foot birdie to pass par 7 under while Mickelson bogeyed after driving into the rough and letting his approach about 45 feet from the cut. He couldn’t save the par and fell to 6 cents.
Koepka is looking for her third PGA Championship win in the past four seasons.
Phil Mickelson began his pursuit of history at the PGA Championship, where the 50-year-old tries to become the oldest player to win a major title.
Mickelson started the round with a one-stroke lead over partner Brooks Koepka, who hopes to add another PGA title to those he won in 2018 and 2019.
Louis Oosthuizen, who shared the 36-hole lead with Mickelson, is two shots behind. Longtime PGA Tour pro Kevin Streelman is another shot back in fourth.
The ocean course on Kiawah Island seems to play a bit easier, with the wind softer and blowing in a different direction. The pressure on those trying to win will not diminish until the final putt has subsided in a few hours.
Abraham Ancer posted the lowest score in the PGA Championship at 65 in the final round.
Ancer had seven birdies and no bogeys to finish at 1 under par for the tournament. He took advantage of the milder, less windy conditions of the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island. There could be more rounds this low to come; leader Phil Mickelson and Brooks Koepka, second, leave in about an hour.
Wind blowing from the Atlantic beat the course for much of the first three rounds, confounding the world’s top golfers in the second major of the year.
On the fourth and final day, it’s a fresh take on Kiawah Island for the PGA Championship. The initial score is also different.
Winds are strong for a final round that features Phil Mickelson with a one-stroke lead over Brooks Koepka as the 50-year-old tries to become golf’s oldest major champion. But it’s coming out of the opposite direction.
Garrick Higgo of South Africa had eight birdies in his round of 69. Justin Rose already has 5 under for his round through seven holes.
The 17th par 3 hole plays its entire length at 231 yards because of the dry wind. The PGA of America has also raised the tee to No.3 to be easily accessible with fewer riders.
The early indication is to expect low scores and fireworks on a sunny day.
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