Sharing on his personal page on September 2, Phil Mickelson expressed his gratitude to the great contributions that once-time rival Tiger Woods made to golf.
There have been some Mickelson skeptics who want attention, but the American player insists it comes from the heart. As for the reason not to tag Woods’ official account to the open letter, Mickelson admitted he didn’t know how.
Mickelson claimed that thanks to Woods, golf is more popular in the world, and prize money has increased sharply over the past two decades. On the PGA Tour, Woods holds the prize money record, at $120,787 million while Mickelson is second with $ 92,107 million.
Mickelson has been playing professionally since 1992, winning five major in 44 PGA Tour titles and 10 European Tour titles. Woods started his career four years later, won 15 major, shared a record 82 PGA Tour titles with legendary Sam Snead and held world number one for a total of 683 weeks.
On May 24, Woods and his friends Peyton Manning defeated Phil Mickelson – Tom Brady at Medalist Stadium, Florida, bringing in $ 20 million to Covid-19 relief operations in the US. This event is The Match for the second time and there is no field audience. The program attracted 5.8 million direct viewers.
The two made a more compelling match against each other in hole 5. Mickelson then asked Woods to mark the ball 73 meters from the green. At The Match for the first time in Shadow Creek in November 2018, Lefty won “Super Tiger” after 22 resistance holes, earning $ 9 million.
PGA Tour season 2019-2020, Mickelson hit 16 awards with two top 3 finishes and seven times without cut. With his slumping form after three months of translation break and being cut off at the Northern Trust – the first event of the play-off trio on August 21, Mickelson left the FedEx Cup race.
Woods also attended seven tournaments, winning the Zozo Championship in two times in the top 10 final. He reached the BMW Championship – second playoff but put his stick on all four rounds and then finished T51 with +11. This is Woods’ first time in the tournament since the Bridgestone Invitational 2010. And as a result, he did not have a ticket to the Tour Championship at East Lake Stadium from September 4-7 for the top 30 FedEx Cup.