Thursday, March 8, 2012
Phil Mickelson Jokingly Digs on Tiger Woods
One of the best moments in the Phil Mickelson-Tiger Woods rivalry was years ago when Phil said that Tiger probably hated how far Lefty was flying his driver past Woods.
The comment might have been true, but it was reporter gold, and added fuel to a fire that had the two best golfers in the world firmly in the middle of it.
But the two aren't exactly enemies. They play ping-pong at Ryder Cups together and seem friendly enough so when one of them calls the other out, it's quite fun.
[Related Video: Tiger Woods blows up at reporter]
That happened on Wednesday at Doral, when Mickelson admitted that Phil and Tiger had planned an Augusta practice round together but it fell through.
According to Eye on Golf, Phil said, "I guess it was the intimidation."
Mickelson went on to jab Woods, telling reporters that, "[Tiger] was paying attention a couple of weeks ago, which is nice to see," when talks had turned to Woods' final round 62 last week at the Honda Classic (in case you forgot, Phil shot a final round 64 at Pebble Beach to win there with Woods in the group alongside him).
This is already turning out to be one of the best seasons in recent memory for golf, and the only thing that would make it better is if the Tiger-Phil rivalry really heated up. And I think all Tiger has to do is read some of the comments and take them to heart. That should do the trick.
More Golf Related Links:
-- Video: All the incredible shots Tiger Woods hit on Sunday en route to his 62
-- Photo: An incredible father-son combo of Tiger fans
-- Watch Rory McIlroy balance a golf ball on the back of his wedge