‘Win 82 Times’: Tiger Woods’ Criticized $10M Pip Victory Finds a Stern Proponent in a Former PGA Tour Pro

Published 11/20/2022, 1:20 PM EST

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Even though he’s been restricted to limited appearances over the last 12 months, Tiger Woods commands a huge fan following. The 15-time Major Championship winner has charted his own legacy to the summit of the game. His performances have taken golf to a global level, for which everyone involved has been grateful. Hence, it was no surprise to see Tiger Woods being named the winner of the PGA Tour’s Player Impact Program.

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But considering his participation in recent competitions, certain people were puzzled about Woods taking home the largest share of the pool. However, former American golfer, Brad Faxon, disagreed with them and asked other golfers to prove their worth.

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Former golfer supports Tiger Woods’ PIP victory

Eight-time PGA winner, Brad Faxon, recently sat down on SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio to discuss the latest happenings in golf. Among those, the name of Tiger Woods and his PIP victory were discussed. Faxon was asked whether the Woods’ win was deserved, to which he had a thing or two to say.

“Do any Tour players have a problem with Tiger winning the PIP? Even though he only plays a few times,” was the question asked to Faxon. His response was nothing less than an honest take on the current crop of golfers.

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“If (Tour players) have a problem with (Tiger winning the PIP), they better start playing better and win 82 times,” replied Faxon. He talked about how Woods had made golf popular worldwide, for which the PGA was reaping the rewards.

How much will Woods secure after his PIP win?

To reward players on the basis of their popularity, the PGA Tour announced an annual reward program called the Player Impact Program. It has been in effect for the last two years, with as many as 23 players gaining from it.

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The prize pool for the select players is an eye-watering $100 million. For the last two years, Tiger Woods has taken the largest share of that amount due to his unconquered popularity.

But Woods has been largely invisible on the golf course in recent months. He participated in three Major Championships last season and didn’t take part in a single PGA Tour event. Coupled with the emergence of new and exciting young players on the Tour, will Woods retain his title next year? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Sharan Nair

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Sharan is an Engineering student with a desire to carve out a career in sports journalism. He is an ardent Tiger Woods fan and his 2019 Masters victory is what further cemented his love for the golfer. A die hard football fan, Sharan can be seen cheering for Real Madrid, and playing FIFA every chance he gets.
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Manaal Siddiqui

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