Louis Oosthuizen vowed to keep putting in the hours as he finished second at a Major for the fifth time at the 2021 US PGA Championship.
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“I feel like I’m playing my heart out to get a second Major and I do know I have the game to do it. This was close. My game wasn’t great on the weekend. It was better today than yesterday. So I just need to work harder on it to get myself in contention again. I tried to be as aggressive as I could without doing stupid things. You know, 13, my third shot, I felt like I had to be aggressive to give myself maybe a 15 footer for par and just caught it off the heel and if it’s windy like that in a crosswind the wind is going to take it into the water. It was just a bad strike. But coming in, I thought I hit it well, started hitting my driver really good and made good putts and a good chip on 17, and it wasn’t meant to be”.
A historic enterprise, one of the greatest ever in golf. In South Carolina Phil Mickelson with a total of 282 (70 69 70 73, -6) shots won the 103rd edition of the PGA Championship becoming the oldest winner of a Grand Slam tournament at 50 years, 11 months and 7 days. . The Californian surpassed the previous record of Julius Boros, king of the PGA Championship in 1968 at 48 years, 4 months and 18 days. On Kiawah Island, against all odds and after a tournament that saw him as protagonist from start to finish, the southpaw from San Diego overcame the competition of two other Major champions: Brooks Koepka (champion of the PGA Championship in 2018 and 2019) and Louis Oosthuizen, both 2 / i with 270 (-4). “It’s a fantastic success, I don’t think I’ve ever experienced anything like it. I believed and hoped that anything could be possible.
I hope to be a source of inspiration for many, I have made many sacrifices but it was really worth it. I love this sport and I love to compete with such strong players “Mickelson said at the end of the tournament. To celebrate his masterpiece over 10,000 spectators, crowded at the 18th hole of the Ocean Course (par 72), a course that left no way out even to Dustin Johnson and Justin Thomas – respectively number 1 and two in the world, both out at the cut – and who celebrated the exploit of “Lefty”.
From Tiger Woods to Jack Nicklaus, from Gary Player to John Daly, from Thomas to Koepka, the world of golf has celebrated Mickelson’s victory. “Seeing you win at 50 is really inspiring. Congratulations “the compliments on Twitter of Tiger Woods, the great absentee of the tournament.” You are a formidable ambassador of this sport, a timeless champion “the praise of Player. The world of golf is a global tribute to one of its greatest performers who, 30 years, 4 months and 10 days after his first PGA Tour title at the Northern Telecom Open (in 1991, as an amateur) celebrated one of his victories most important. For the Californian it is the sixth title in a Major, the second in the PGA Championship (already won in 2005) and the 45 / o on the top American circuit where he is now in eighth place, in the all-time ranking, for trophies won.