Tiger Woods trolls Phil Mickelson on Twitter
Tiger Woods has won the top prize in the PGA Tour’s first ever Player Impact Program, and that news may have come as a surprise to Phil Mickelson. Tiger seemed to enjoy that aspect of it.
The Player Impact Program is a $40 million pool that was launched this year to incentivize golfers to grown the game and have a positive influence off the course. Back in December, Mickelson thanked all of his supporters for helping him win first prize.
Well-connected source says this is indeed true. Phil Mickelson wins the Player Impact Program and $8 million, Tiger takes second at $6 million.
Unlucky No. 11 is the top-ranked American and world No. 2 Collin Morikawa. 10th gets $3 million, 11th gets zero. https://t.co/LuefwJkTd7
— Dan Rapaport (@Daniel_Rapaport) December 29, 2021
That celebration was a bit premature. Woods was announced as the winner of the $8 million on Wednesday, despite only playing in one tournament in 2021. Mickelson came in second, so he still pocketed $6 million. Tiger was more than happy to rub it in his rival’s face.
🤷♂️ whoops 🤷♂️ pic.twitter.com/SkMTGerVOB
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) March 2, 2022
We shouldn’t expect much of a response from Mickelson, who stepped away from the game recently after creating a huge controversy. Some will say Tiger kicked Mickelson while he was down, but that’s what Phil gets for counting the money before it hit his bank account.
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