Back in December of last year, Phil Mickelson got ahead of himself and celebrated what he thought was first place in golf’s Player Impact Program. A win would’ve netted Mickelson $8 million.
The results were announced this week, and Tiger Woods is our winner. Ouch.
Because this will always be a rivalry, Tiger dunked all over Mickelson for the freezing cold take.
🤷♂️ whoops 🤷♂️ pic.twitter.com/SkMTGerVOB
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) March 2, 2022
To illustrate just how important Tiger Woods is to golf, we should mention that Phil won the Player’s Championship and still lost this competition to a man who played only an exhibition round with his son. And that’s no knock on Phil — Tiger is just too prominent to claim victory before the final buzzer sounds. He quite literally can miss an entire season to a car accident and still be the most popular golfer in the world.
We understand Phil’s having himself a bad couple weeks. First his takes on Saudi Arabia went public, and now this. Mickelson did, however, finish in second place for $6 million. Not bad.