Jack Nicklaus was obviously impressed by Phil Mickleson coming from five shots back at the British Open to clinch his fifth major.
In the Golden Bear's eyes, that makes Mickelson the favorite for the PGA Championship at Oak Hill which starts Aug. 6. Las Vegas odds have Tiger Woods as a slight favorite over Mickleson.
After Mickelson birdied four of the last six holes to win the Open, Nicklaus says that performance makes him one of the "all-time greats" of the game.
"Phil's obviously playing awfully well," Nicklaus said to Sky Sports. "Phil is going to go down in history as one of the great players of the game. There's no doubt about that."
"Will he win more majors. I think so. When? I don't know," said Nicklaus, who thinks Woods' problems in the big tournaments is mental rather than technical.Posted by Scooby Axson Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images
"I don't know what is happening between his ears. Each person handles things differently. Winning four times this year, he had to have something working in those tournaments."