How on earth does a man of 50 win a major championship? How does he look better now than he did at 40 and outdrive the likes of Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka to strike the longest tee shot seen all week on the par-five 16th on the Ocean Course?
After Phil Mickelson's historic thrashing of Old Father Time at the 103rd US PGA Championship on Sunday came the epic story of sacrifice behind it.
The ex-junk food addict who now fasts for 36 hours once a week to keep away the inflammation caused by rheumatoid arthritis.
The man who built a driving range at his home in San Diego at the age of 45 so he can maintain his length off the tee. The daily yoga sessions to retain his enviable flexibility. Playing 45 holes of golf at home some days to retrain the brain and keep it sharp. The meditation …