(Reuters) – After successful the PGA Championship on Sunday to turn out to be golf’s oldest main winner, 50-year-old Phil Mickelson stated he had been impressed by the success of Tampa Bay Buccaners’ evergreen quarterback Tom Brady.
Brady, who gained six Super Bowls in 20 seasons with the New England Patriots, left the franchise earlier than signing a two-year, $50 million contract with the Bucs final yr, beginning all 20 video games in 2020.
The 43-year-old quarterback performed by means of a lot of the season with discomfort in his knee however managed to information the Bucs to their second Super Bowl title in February.
“So I’m very inspired by Tom Brady,” Mickelson advised ESPN.
“He’s actually a big motivation, because of how hard he works to be the best and to elongate his career.
“There’s no purpose why at an older age you can’t be at your greatest,” added the six-times major winner.
“It simply takes a little bit extra work. I wasn’t getting the outcomes — however I believed it, and I had individuals imagine in me.”
Mickelson and seven-times Super bowl champion Brady teamed up for a charity golf match against Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning in Florida last year that raised $20 million for COVID-19 relief efforts.
“I need to get in one other match with (Brady) as a result of spending time with him, it is inspiring,” he added.
(Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford)