'Absolute madness': Insane scenes after 'iconic' Phil Mickelson triumph

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Phil Mickelson (pictured right) congratulated by golfer Jon Rahm and (pictured left) swamped by fans  US PGA Championship title (pictured left) were described as wild as the golfer was swamped by fans after the US PGA Championship win (pictured left).
The scenes surrounding Phil Mickelson's US PGA Championship title (pictured left) were described as wild as the golfer was swamped by fans and fellow golfers (pictured right). (Images: Twitter/Getty Images)

The sporting world has watched on in disbelief as Phil Mickelson's historic triumph at the 103rd US PGA Championship sparked some of the wildest ever scenes on a golf course.

Mickelson defied the odds to become the oldest major champion ever after holding off Brooks Koepka in a dramatic finish at the 103rd US PGA Championship.

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The 50-year-old started the final hole with a swarm of fans watching his every move.

After his drive off the tee, fans chased the eventual champion down the fairway creating a cacophony of noise before the 50-year-old lined up his winning put.

Mickelson sunk his put, which sparked moments that were likened to the movie 'Happy Gilmore' as the champion was swarmed by thousands of adoring fans.

Social media couldn't get enough of the remarkable scenes, which have become foreign viewing in sport during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The last hole was so wild, Koepka needed security to get through the bustling crowd to finish his round.

Phil Mickelson creates major history

The 50-year-old started Sunday with a one-shot lead at Kiawah Island's windswept Ocean Course and despite three bogeys in his opening seven holes, before he produced three stunning birdies to offset them.

But Mickelson held off a nervy Koepka and Louis Oosthuizen to raise his hands in triumph and claim his sixth major championship.

Mickelson, who last won the PGA Championship in 2005, surpassed Julius Boros as the oldest major winner after he claimed his sixth major.

Boros won the 1968 PGA Championship at age 48.

Phil Mickelson (pictured) was swamped by the crowd just before and after his 2021 PGA Championship triumph.
Phil Mickelson (pictured) followed by a crowd of fans as he walks up the 18th fairway during the final round of the 2021 PGA Championship. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Mickelson finished with a final round of 73.

Koepka has won two of the past three PGA Championships, failed to chase history of his own as he vies to be just the sixth player with three or more Wanamaker trophies, joining Walter Hagen (5), Jack Nicklaus (5), Tiger Woods (4), Gene Sarazen (3) and Sam Snead (3).

Mickelson is a six-time major winner after three Masters win (2004, 2006 and 2010), the PGA Championship in 2005 and the Open Championship in 2013.

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