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How major winner changed everything, stats

Golf always has had an uncanny ability to reward its greats with just one more.

Jack Nicklaus had his in 1986, when Greg Norman inexplicably shanked his approach on the 72nd hole at the Masters to give him his 18th, and final, major win.

Tiger Woods had his one more in 2019 when he claimed No.15 despite more than a decade of personal and professional turmoil.

On Monday (AEST), amid a frenzied gallery at Kiawah Island, Phil Mickelson had his one more, too.

But it’s Mickelson’s unbelievable PGA Championship triumph over more the seven kilometres of gruelling, wind-beaten South Carolinian fairways that changes what we knew about the majors.

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Since Woods revolutionised the game in the 90s, only a particular type of player has been able to win a major, a great of the game, or…

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