‘Good to Hear’ – Martina Navratilova Appreciates Tiger Woods for Standing up Against Phil Mickelson Over the Latest PGA Tour Revolution

Published 05/20/2022, 3:53 PM EDT

46-year-old American golfer Tiger Woods has been in the news recently for criticizing fellow golfer Phil Mickelson for his remarks on the PGA tour. Earlier, the 6-time Major champion talked against the PGA tour and backed the Saudi-supported LIV Golf Investments.

As a result, a lot of golf players criticized him, including Tiger Woods. Meanwhile, the tennis world is also reacting to Woods’ comments, as former Czechoslovakian-American tennis player Martina Navratilova recently reacted on social media. 

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Martina Navratilova supports Tiger Woods’ comments on Phil Mickelson


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After Woods criticized Mickelson, Martina took to Twitter and said, “Good to hear!”

Her comments indicated that she clearly supported Woods’ comments and was against the Saudi-backed league.

Notably, Mickelson criticized the PGA tour by saying, calling them out for their “Obnoxious greed.” In response to the 51-year-old golfer’s comments, 15-time Major champion, Tiger Woods, said, “He has his opinion on where he sees the game of golf going. I have my viewpoint how I see the game of golf. I’ve supported the Tour and my foundation has run events on the Tour for a number of years.”

“I understand different viewpoints but I believe in legacies. I believe in major championships. I believe in big events, comparisons to historical figures of the past. There’s plenty of money out here. The Tour is growing. But it’s just like any other sport. It’s like tennis. You have to go out there and earn it. You’ve got to go out there and play for it. We have opportunity to go ahead and do it. It’s just not guaranteed up front,” Woods further added, comparing golf with tennis. 

Previously Martina had criticized Woods for teaming up with former US President Donald Trump, as he was on the verge of building a multi-million dollar golf course in Dubai. However, this time, she did support Woods for his stand against his fellow golfer. 

Martina’s marvelous professional tennis career


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The winner of 18 Grand Slam singles titles, Martina Navratilova, has been one of the greatest tennis players of all time. In total, she won 2189 matches, which is still the most number of matches won by any player, male or female. Also, she had 167 singles and 177 doubles tournaments to her name. 

After starting her career in 1975, she won 59 Grand Slam titles (18 singles, 31 doubles, and 10 mixed doubles). In 2006, she retired from professional tennis after winning the US Open mixed doubles title at the age of 50. 


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Debkinkar Maity

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Debkinkar Maity is a Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. His desire to become a sports journalist inspired him to take up a degree in journalism and mass communication, and he hasn't looked back ever since. Following the sport for over a decade now, Debkinkar has an ardent love for Roger Federer.

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