After His Latest $1,584,000 Payday, Phil Mickelson Outshines Billionaire Tiger Woods by Breaking a Long-Standing Masters Record

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are two of the most renowned golfers of this generation. While they may have converted their long-time rivalry into friendship in recent years, Mickelson’s move to LIV Golf may have reignited a wall between the Hall of Famers. Though Woods always had the leverage of having more Green Jackets than Phil, the LIV star finally has overtaken his frenemy when it comes to a unique stat at Augusta National after his impressive performance at the Masters.

Though he’s won six Majors in the past, Mickelson wasn’t among the favorites to win this year’s Masters. Lefty’s last pro win came back in 2021 when he became the oldest Major winner after claiming PGA Championship. However, the 52-year-old was eyeing his 7th Major title with a stunning final-round performance at Augusta National this past weekend.

Phil scored seven under par in the final round to finish with an -8 total score, which secured him the runners-up spot. Though Mickelson failed to capture his fourth Green Jacket, the LIV star managed to overcome Tiger Woods at the Masters.

Phil Mickelson is richer than Tiger Woods (at the Masters)
While Mickelson was having one of his best rounds of golf in recent years, Tiger Woods was away from the grass of Augusta National. After merely making the cut, Woods had a poor start to the third round. With heavy rain taking over Augusta and his plantar fasciitis injury returning to haunt him, Tiger decided to withdraw from the Major.

Following his exit, the Billionaire golfer received no prize money. In order to receive the prize money, the golfer apart from making the cut must also finish all the rounds at the Masters. Since Tiger withdrew after the first 36 holes in the penultimate round, he received none of the $18 million. While the Billionaire golfer may not have to worry about the prize money, the early exit at Augusta National has also dropped Woods in the all-time money leader list at the Masters.


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