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Phil Mickelson's 2021 PGA Championship Win Earns Bettor $301k After $1K Wager

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured Columnist IVMay 23, 2021

Phil Mickelson holds the Wanamaker Trophy after winning the final round at the PGA Championship golf tournament on the Ocean Course, Sunday, May 23, 2021, in Kiawah Island, S.C. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
AP Photo/David J. Phillip

Phil Mickelson isn't the only one who is thrilled with his victory at the 2021 PGA Championship.

One bettor took home $301,000 with a $1,000 gamble on Lefty to win the major:

DraftKings Sportsbook @DKSportsbook

One bettor put $1,000 on Phil Mickelson to win the PGA Championship.<br><br>The Payout = $301,000 πŸ€‘pic.twitter.com/z9xoQDD4G0

That bettor was surely sweating when Mickelson bogeyed Nos. 13 and 14 to fall to plus-one for the final round, but he responded with a birdie on No. 16 to create enough separation to survive another bogey on No. 17.

He finished Sunday's round with a one-over 73, but he was minus-six for the tournament and two shots clear of Louis Oosthuizen and Brooks Koepka.

Mickelson became the oldest major winner in golf history at 50 years, 11 months old.

Anyone willing to bet $1,000 on a long shot at history coming through like that deserves the massive payday.