Last May in a celebrity golf tournament during the Pandemic, Tom Brady and Phil Mickelson played Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning.

Brady and Mickelson played well along with the other guys. We didn't know it at the time, but those two athletes would go on to win great events later during the Pandemic.

Let's start with Tom Brady. He leaves the New England Patriots and joins the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and then wins another Super Bowl. He absolutely shocked the world at 42 years of age.

Then, just this past Sunday, Phil Mickelson at 50 years of age becomes the oldest player in the history of the PGA Tour to win a major. He won the PGA Championship in South Carolina. Mickelson was a 200-1 odds on favorite to win the tournament.

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The odds were against both of these legends, but both of these great champions proved that age doesn’t matter. Both these guys defied all odds and won huge events as elder statesmen. These accomplishments are absolutely pure greatness from both men. These guys give older guys hope and the feeling that you can knock down walls.

Even better, both of these guys aren’t finished yet. They might just be getting in their prime!

LOOK: 50 images of winning moments from sports history

Sometimes images are the best way to honor the figures we've lost. When tragedy swiftly reminds us that sports are far from the most consequential thing in life, we can still look back on an athlete's winning moment that felt larger than life, remaining grateful for their sacrifice on the court and bringing joy to millions.

Read on to explore the full collection of 50 images Stacker compiled showcasing various iconic winning moments in sports history. Covering achievements from a multitude of sports, these images represent stunning personal achievements, team championships, and athletic perseverance.

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