Jamie Squire

By Ryan Herrington
Less than an hour after Phil Mickelson made it official and became the oldest golfer ever to win a major with his triumph at the 103rd PGA Championship, the contemporary who would be most widely considered his nemesis during his professional career took a moment to give Lefty his due.

Woods was just one of several pro golfers and celebrities who took time to congratulate Mickelson for his historic accomplishment. Game recognise game, and indeed Lefty’s triumph at the Ocean Course proved an inspiration beyond merely just the normal golf fans who geek out over major championships.

Here are just a handful of the hat tips that came Mickelson’s way in the hours after his triumph: