Author reveals what made Tiger Woods consider Phil Mickelson a ‘threat’

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are probably the two best names in golf right now. Hence, there has been a constant rivalry between them, especially at the start of their career. But even though Tiger has always been in a league of his own back-to-back trophies, a prominent golf author recently revealed why Tiger viewed Phil as a threat.

Bob Harig recently revealed on a podcast why Phil was a threat to Tiger. “Tiger’s rival could have been Jack or history. And he didn’t see Phil as a rival, but I don’t think so.” says Bob on the Chasing Majors Podcast.

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“He saw Phil as a threat, certainly after Phil won his first Masters. But the fact that they weren’t paired up more in the majors is unfortunate“, revealed Bob. “I think it’s our loss. You know that didn’t happen anymore because there’s a lot of majors where they were close.”

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Tiger Woods had been away from golf for some time after suffering multiple injuries in a solo car accident last year. However, the 46-year-old golfer has now made his comeback after a long sabbatical. We saw him compete at Augusta National earlier this month. However, the legendary golfer still suffered from pain, which prevented him from performing at his best.

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Meanwhile, the 2022 PGA Championship is set to begin on May 16. And Tiger recently decided to scout the golf course for the next major championship. He played a round of golf with his close friend and had the Southern Hills golf manager on the bag explaining the changes to the golf course. Therefore, it shows that Woods is serious about not only playing, but also about winning the event.

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Particularly, Phil Mickelson also registered his name for the PGA Championship. He has been out of golf for about three months now after his comments about the PGA Tour and rival league went viral. However, Phil is likely looking to defend his title, but his association with the rival league could hurt his chances. So it will be interesting to see how things play out for the 51-year-old left-handed golfer.

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