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Extra woe for Mickelson with Tiger defeat

More woe for Mickelson with Tiger defeat

Phil Mickelson has suffered one other setback after ending runner-up to Tiger Woods within the PGA Tour’s inaugural Participant Impression Programme (PIP).

Mickelson, who’s misplaced a number of sponsors since his explosive feedback concerning the PGA Tour and a possible Saudi-backed rival circuit, claimed in December he’d scooped the Stg 6million ($A11 million) first prize from the PIP, a bonus scheme designed to reward the Tour’s hottest stars.

Nonetheless, regardless of Mickelson changing into the oldest males’s main champion along with his victory within the 2021 US PGA Championship, the PGA Tour revealed on Wednesday that Woods had completed high of the standings.

Woods didn’t play a single official PGA Tour occasion final yr after a life-threatening automotive accident in Los Angeles in February, however did return to motion in December alongside son Charlie within the PNC Championship.

Mickelson will gather Stg 4.5million ($A8.2 million) for ending second, with Rory McIlroy handed Stg PS2.6million ($A4.8 million) for third place forward of Jordan Spieth, Bryson DeChambeau, Justin Thomas, Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Jon Rahm and Bubba Watson.

The PGA Tour stated the outcomes of the PIP had been decided by 5 standards obtained from “goal, third-party knowledge measurement companies”, together with variety of web searches, appearances in information articles and normal consciousness of a participant’s identify among the many American public.

Mickelson is at present taking a break from golf following the fall-out from his claims that the PGA Tour acts like a “dictatorship” and that he was utilizing the specter of a breakaway to “reshape” how the Tour operates.

The six-time main winner apologised for his feedback however nonetheless insisted the way in which the game is run wanted to alter and praised the “visionaries” he had labored with on the rival league.

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