By: Dylan Dethier June 10, 2021
Phil Mickelson and Charles Barkley at The Match in November 2020.
On the night of his unlikely PGA Championship win, somewhere in the hours between the mosh pit on the 18th fairway and the wine-inspired tweetstorm, Phil Mickelson found time for a phone call with an old friend: Charles Barkley.
“I talked to him that night,” Barkley said on a call with reporters Wednesday. “I was so happy for him.”
Barkley was as surprised as anyone by the victory. He was impressed that a 50-year-old had won a major, for one thing.