By: Dylan Dethier June 10, 2021

Phil Mickelson and Charles Barkley at The Match in November 2020.
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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.

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