Will Phil Mickelson’s major victory postpone Champions tour debuts?

AKRON, Ohio — Phil Mickelson becoming the oldest major winner in PGA Tour history at age 50 could have a ripple effect on the PGA Tour Champions.

Mickelson’s triumph in the PGA at the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island last month will likely postpone his return to Firestone Country Club, which now hosts the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship after last staging the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational in 2018.

But his victory also raised the question of how it would play out in the minds of Mickelson’s peers who are about to turn 50.

Joining the Champions tour later this year