Watch: When Tiger Woods left Phil Mickelson baffled by his tough trash talk

Over the years, the rivalry between Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods has given us many unforgettable moments. Throughout their heyday years in play, the two were fierce rivals. However, in recent years, the animosity between them has developed into a brotherhood. Today we look back when the suspension of Tiger Woods’ return left Phil Mickelson speechless during the “Match” press conference.


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Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson competed in a head-to-head golf competition in 2019. The unofficial PGA Tour featured a $9 million winner’s purse. Shadow Creek Golf Course in Las Vegas, Nevada served as the venue for this event.

To raise the stakes, both golfers made a number of side bets before the game, with Mickelson placing a $100,000 bet on himself making a birdie at the opening hole. However, to Lefty’s surprise, Woods decided to double the bet during their press conference. Let’s see who came up with the winning vouchers.

Tiger Woods doubles bet

Woods has been known to be a silent killer by many of his fellow golfers on the PGA Tour. The 15-time Major Champion has proven time and time again why it is not easy to bet on him. During the press conference ofthe match‘,” both golfers decided to get into their side bets.

AUGUSTA, GA – APRIL 3: US Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson talk about the 11th hole during a practice round before the start of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 3, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Reddington/Getty Images)

Confident Mickelson said, “$100,000 says I’m a first hole bird. So, that’s hWell, I feel destined for this match.” The media and the crowd in the background reacted to the report with shocking cheer. Then Lefty gives a warning to Woods by saying, “You don’t have to take it.”

However, Tiger Woods shocks everyone by doubling the bet. He said, “Do you think you can make a bird in the first hole? “ Mickelson responds:I know I’ll make a bird in the first hole”to which Woods responds,double it.” The immediate response from Mickelson, 46, was baffling.

However, the side bet was made official with mutual understanding. But did the 6-time leading champion make a birdie on the first hole?

Who won the 200k bet?

With the bet double by Woods, there was a lot of anticipation from fans as to who would win the first side bet in the game. When the game started, Phil Mickelson was only 9 feet shy of making a birdie on the opening hole, which would have won the opening bet.


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LAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 23: Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson look before the game: Tiger vs. Phil at Shadow Creek Golf Course on November 23, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Harry Hu/Getty Images for the match)

However, a poorly timed shot cost him a chance to cash in on his 6-figure quick bet. Woods was caught on camera yelling, “This hurts the pocketOnce the shot missed the hole. In addition, after winning the bet, the 15-time champion could not hide his joy.

Despite losing the first bet, Mickelson went on to win the rest of the side bets. Furthermore, he came out victorious in thethe match‘, defeating Woods with a birdie at the 22nd hole.


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