Tiger Woods may not be on the PGA Tour right now, but that doesn’t mean he’s lost his willingness or talent to trash-talk.
Phil Mickelson has been put through the wringer in recent weeks, but he’s just gotten another kick in the pants. On December 29th of last year, Mickelson announced that he had won the PIP, a PGA Tour award designed to recognize the top ten players with the biggest effect on the tour.
The final results were published on Wednesday, and no one was surprised to learn that Mr. Woods had won the $8 million top prize.
And the Big Cat couldn’t stop himself from putting his old foe in yet another body bag.
🤷♂️ whoops 🤷♂️ pic.twitter.com/SkMTGerVOB
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) March 2, 2022
To be fair, Mickelson might have been leading the PIP at the time he made his declaration, since the Tour still had to compute effect from the last weeks of the year using a convoluted system. During that time, Woods and his son, Charlie, stole the show with their presence on the leaderboard before being beaten by John Daly and his son, John Daly II, in the PNC Championship. The sheer number of eyes on Team Woods may easily have swung the PIP in his favor.
But, given that we haven’t seen Woods and Mickelson compete on the course in a long time and are unlikely to do so anytime soon, we’ll take any competition between the two.