Phil Mickelson Sends a Message to Fire Up Tiger Woods Ahead of His Return to Golf

Published 11/22/2021, 6:55 AM EST
AKRON, OH – AUGUST 01: Phil Mickelson (L) and Tiger Woods smile during a practice round prior to the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club South Course on August 1, 2018 in Akron, Ohio. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)


Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know that Tiger Woods has officially started golf practice. He sent the entire world into an uproar with his latest post on Twitter, featuring his near-to-perfect golf swing. It couldn’t get any better, yet it has, as Phil Mickelson added to the flame with his teasing.

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THOUSAND OAKS, CA – OCTOBER 25: Tiger Woods watches his tee shot on the 10th hole while Phil Mickelson gets ready to hit during the final round of the ZOZO Championship at Sherwood Country Club on October 25, 2020 in Thousand Oaks, California. (Photo by John McCoy/PGA TOUR via Getty Images)

Mickelson and Woods have the best sort of relationship. Buddies, rivals, or just two golfers who get along really well? Well, they were two of the biggest names in golf in the first decade of the 20th century and there was an obvious rivalry.

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However, Woods took the limelight and, with that, the records. Nevertheless, with age, the two have embraced their friendship.

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Phil Mickelson pokes fun at Tiger Woods

Woods posted an update on Twitter writing, “Making progress.” He attached a video of him swinging a club on a practice range, looking very good. He was sporting a sleeve on his injured right leg, but one look at him and it’s obvious that his comeback is not far.

A lot of his golfer and friends reacted to this new development. However, Mickelson took it up a notch. He took a friendly jibe at him and wrote, “As I’m hanging in Montana, it’s great to see Tiger swinging a golf club again. I know he can’t stand me holding a single record so I’m guessing HE wants to be the oldest to ever win a major. I’ll just say this. BRING IT!”

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Now, if you didn’t know, Mickelson won the 2021 PGA Championship. With this, he became the oldest major winner in history at 50 years and 11 months. He jokes that Tiger will come after this record since it’s one that Mickelson has, not him.

However, Tina, his sister, reminded him with a reply that Woods had five years before he takes a shot at it, and tells him to ‘calm down’.

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As of right now, we think only one record is on Tiger’s mind; Nicklaus’ 18 majors. As much as we can’t wait for Woods’ comeback, this is something we’re very much looking forward to. What do you think?

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Ishita Bhargava

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Ishita Bhargava is a Golf content writer at Essentially Sports. Currently pursuing her undergraduate degree from the Shri Ram College of Commerce, she has a keen interest in sports and fitness. When not playing or watching a sports event, Ishita can be seen spending time with her pets or binge-watching.

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