Phil Mickelson’s PGA Championship was one of the most improbable victories in recent memory.

At 50 years old, Mickelson had 200-to-1 odds before the tournament, but beat the field at the Ocean Course in Kiawah Island to capture his first major in eight years. After the win, Mickelson tipped his cap to another athlete that’s still chasing championships late in his career.

“I’m very inspired by Tom Brady,” Mickelson said on ESPN. “He’s actually a big motivation because of how hard he works to be the best and to elongate his career.”

Mickelson and Brady were paired against Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning for a COVID-19 relief charity match last spring. Mickelson said he’s eager to hit the links with Brady again soon.

“We have some unfinished business, he and I,” Mickelson said. “I want to partner with him again in a match and win because we didn’t win last time, we lost on the last hole. I want to do another match with him because spending time with him, it’s inspiring, but also I learn a lot.”

Mickelson is now the oldest major winner of all time, and Brady was quick to offer congratulations on social media.

“Amazing,” Brady posted on Instagram. “Congrats @PhilMickelson! The thrill of victory and inspiring for us all.”

Mickelson said his biggest takeaway from the weekend was a simple one.

“The biggest thing I’m going to takeaway is that there’s no reason why at an older age you cannot be at your best. It just takes a little more work,” Mickelson said. “I believed it for a long time. I wasn’t getting the results but I believed it and I had people believe in me. It just takes a little more work.”

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