Amid Tiger Woods’ Painful Hiatus, Dark Rival Phil Mickelson Revelation Confession Comes to Light

Published 10/04/2023, 3:27 PM EDT

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Two of the best golfers of this era Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods have shared a love-hate relationship throughout their career. An active competitor of each other on the green, every time they ended up facing each other,it has been more interesting due to their rivalry.

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Even though they have stopped facing each other on the green, it looks like the rivalry between them continues to persist. While Woods is enjoying his hiatus, a shocking truth has come to light about his previous behavior towards Mickelson.

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Woods is resting his sets of golf clubs this year owing to his injury but he is still very much connected to golf. His rivalry with Phil Mickelson is still a hot topic. Last year, the two were present at the Champions Dinner ahead of the 150th Open Championship at St Andrews. Golf writer Alan Shipnuck revealed a hidden truth about this dinner in an excerpt from his new book, LIV and Let Die. 

According to Shipnuck, Woods on purpose excluded Mickelson from the dinner. Alan writes in his book “He talked to a handful of other past champions to get their blessing and then went to the R&A and told them no one wanted Phil there and it would make the night weird and awkward,” says one of the men at the dinner. “Whose side were they going to take: Tiger’s or Phil’s? That’s an easy choice.”

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Woods who was very much hurt by the lefty decision of joining LIV Golf at the time may have done it out of resentment.

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What may have caused this action of Tiger Woods?

Things have always been heated between the two rivals. Although they stopped competing with each other on the green some time ago, their feeling for each other didn’t soften. And when Mickelson ditched the PGA Tour and went on to join the Saudi-backed LIV Golf, their relationship touched rock bottom. Woods expressed his hatred towards this action of Phil through the media and in response Mickelson said that Woods is entitled to his opinion.

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But Mickelson also took away many talented golfers from the PGA tour, which added fuel to the fire. Such actions might have deepened the woes Woods had in his heart for Phil, prompting such behavior. Do you think Woods’ behavior was justified? Let us know in the comments.

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Shafaque Taha

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Shafaque Taha is a fresh writer at EssentiallySports. She has been a golf enthusiast all her life and Tiger Woods has been her window into the sport and its legacy. Shafaque regards his iconic 2019 Masters win as her greatest inspiration in life.
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Abhishek Manikandan

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