Phil Mickelson has admitted to being "half lit" while drinking wine on a plane having entered the record books at last week's US PGA Championship as the oldest major champion of all time.
Mickelson, who will celebrate his 51st birthday in three weeks time, responded to a fan's tweet as to how he was celebrating his sixth career major title and etching his name on the Wanamaker Trophy for a second time.
Yes. Sipping wine, half lit, tweeting. Life is good— Phil Mickelson (@PhilMickelson) May 24, 2021
"Are you a plane right now?" tweeted ACL Recovery Club on Twitter, to which Mickelson responded: "Yes. Sipping wine, half lit, tweeting. Life is good."
Another fan tweeted: "How is it possible that he's htting 350 and 360 yard bombs at 50 when he couldn't at 30? He's a fgreak of nature."
Mickelson, who is now back home in California, replied: "Have you tried my coffee?"
One golfer tweeted Mickelson telling him they have completely changed their opinion of him in recent times.
"Hey Phil, I hated you growing up for some reason, but impossible to still hate, you're an awesome dude and an even better golfer. Congrats!" read one tweet.
Mickelson responded: "I understand. I'm best taken in small doses."
The World No.32 explained how fasting has been key to him rolling back the years at the age of 50 on the PGA Tour.
"I fast 36 hours every week, so I give up all food for a day and a half and let my body kind of reset," said Mickelson.