Louis Oosthuizen Shares Lead with Phil Mickelson in US PGA Championship

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The PGA Championship witnessed something unique recently as they might be witnessing the oldest player win a major title. Phil Mickelson is on track to achieve this feat, and it is safe to say that it came after a lot of hard work. Phil Mickelson shares the number five-under-par spot on Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course with South African golfer Louis Oosthuizen. If everything goes according to plan, Mickelson will be eyeing his first win in eight years; he has made five birdies in the final nine holes for a three-under 69.

On the other hand, Louis Oosthuizen looks to become the only player not to drop a single shot during the second round, and that too on the longest course in significant championship history.
However, the former champion hit his second through the back of the key, and that caused his first bogey of the day as he signed for a 68. After the game, Oosthuizen said that he was happy with how he played and said that he was working on his short and putting game for a long time, and all that hard work seems to be coming in handy.
The tournament favorite, Rory Mcllroy, finished with three bogeys to see himself three over par for the tournament. Ian Poulter had also worked hard to climb the ladder but managed to finish level par. Paul Casey from England is two behind, while Martin Laird from Scotland is one behind Casey.

Another South African Branden Grace also started strong until he sent a shot 223 yards par three 17th and then in the water. After the opening two rounds, just 18 players are under par.
Kiawah Island has been great for Mickelson as he claimed the Wanamaker trophy in 2005 at the same event. Currently ranked at 115, Mickelson could very well become the oldest player to win a major championship since Julius Boros, who won the title in 1968 at the age of 48.
Mickelson has accepted that he would make a lot of bogeys on the field, but the key is to prevent the doubles because if you can do that, there is a much higher chance of winning.
He also said that focusing for long periods has been difficult for him, given his age, but he is still trying to find new ways to maintain his focus and see the tournament to its end.
Mickelson has always been a good player, but fans were wary if he could replicate his game during his late years.

Although the golfer has faced a few hiccups here and there, it seems that he does not regard his age as a barrier and will try hard to win the championship.
Since he has already come this far in the tournament, golf watchers worldwide are rooting for him as they want Phil Mickelson to become the oldest champion.

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