Oldest Winners of the PGA Championship Tournament

The PGA Championship is the third-oldest of the four majors, first played in 1916. But what about old — or at least, older — champions? The tournament's history includes, so far, six golfers over the age of 40 who won. The oldest PGA Championship winner, though, was over 50.

The Record-Holder: Phil Mickelson, 50 Years Old

Phil Mickelson is not only the oldest PGA Championship winner, he's the oldest winner of any of the four majors of professional golf.

At the 2021 PGA Championship, Mickelson won at the age of 50, just a few weeks shy of turning 51. He had already won twice on the 50-and-over Champions Tour the previous year. Mickelson grabbed a share of the lead after the second round, and held a one-stroke lead after the third round. And after the final round, Mickelson had a two-stroke victory over runners-up Brooks Koepka and Louis Oosthuizen.

List of Oldest PGA Championship Winners

At the time of Barber's win in 1961, he was only over-40 golfer to win this championship. And he held the record until Boros bested it in 1968. It was Barber's only win in a major.

The other five golfers on the list all have multiple wins in majors and are all members of the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Related article: List of youngest PGA Championship winners

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