Phil Mickelson Announces Himself as PIP Winner- Takes Home $8M

Published 12/29/2021, 2:11 PM EST
September 21, 2021; Kohler, Wisconsin, USA; U.S. Team vice-captain Phil Mickelson waves to the fans along the eighth hole during a practice round for the 43rd Ryder Cup golf competition at Whistling Straits. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters


With an illustrious career to back him up, Phil Mickelson is easily one of the most successful golfers in the world, both on and off the court. Set apart by his game and impeccable charm, Mickelson’s online presence has only grown over the years. As a result, the 51-year-old seems to have won the Player Impact Program (PIP).

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To those unaware, the PIP was introduced to give away $40 million to the year’s top 10 players who drew in the most attention to the tour. No one knows how the selection process really works, as it is kept mostly private by the PGA Tour. Though the tour itself has not made any official announcement, Mickelson has already made the big reveal on his social media.

Has Phil Mickelson taken home the PIP win?

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With no official announcement just yet, Mickelson chose to reveal the news about him winning the PIP on his own. He shared the news with his many followers on Twitter, who had their own questions and opinions about the same. “I’d like to thank all the crazies (and real supporters too) for,” he wrote. “Helping me win the PiP!!.”

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As per the 45-time PGA Tour winner, he will have to play in Kapalua, a place he has not played at in recent time. See you in Kapalua P.S. I’ll try and find another hot controversial topic soon,” he concluded. 

Golf – The 2020 Ryder Cup – Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S. – September 26, 2021 Team USA vice captain Phil Mickelson after winning The Ryder Cup REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Mickelson also spoke of Tiger Woods in the replies. When a fan wrote, “In your dreams Phil! Tiger accomplishes that feat with 1 post,” Mickelson replied, “He got 2nd. I can empathize with that.”

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Later, GolfDigest’s Daniel Rapaport seemed to confirm what Mickelson said, even sharing some additional information. As per Rapaport, Mickelson will take home $8 million, while Tiger Woods will take home $6 million. Collin Morikawa, who ranked 11th, gets nothing, as the last $3 million prize will be given to the player in 10th place.

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Of course, Mickelson had a reply ready for Rapaport as well, telling him he ‘just‘ tweeted the same thing.

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Mickelson has been in the spotlight this year after his PGA Championship win, becoming the oldest player to win a major. He also made his Champions Tour debut this year, winning most of his matches there.

Why did you think Mickelson won the PIP? Would you rather have any other star win it?

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Devika

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Devika Pawar is a Golf and NBA writer at Essentially Sports. A psychology graduate from KJ Somaiya, Devika has an experience with sportswriting at Republic World for around two years now. She loves NBA a little too much, and is a dedicated Golden State Warriors fan.

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