Lefty was quick to respond after Woods dropped a huge bombshell about the PGA Tour

Golf’s most renowned rivalry has a new chapter after Phil Mickelson took to Twitter to respond to a stunning revelation made by long-time competitor Tiger Woods.

Following Tiger’s most explosive press conference to date, where he dropped a series of bombshells ranging from LIV Golf to the car crash which shocked the world, Mickelson just couldn’t help but bite back after his rival exposed a huge revelation about the PGA Tour.

According to Woods, the Jay Monahan-led organisation was on the brink of “not making it” during the pandemic, and only survived through the turmoil thanks to taking out “an enormous loan”.

Infamously outspoken about the PGA Tour since switching to LIV Golf, Mickelson then had his say on the matter, disregarding Woods’ statement by claiming the circuit has more than $2 billion in assets…

Fortunately for you guys, it turns out the PGA Tour’s IRS 990 can be Googled. And, as many commenters were quick to point out, Phil’s maths don’t quite add up…

The PGA Tour have since clarified the drama themselves. Per a statement made to Sports Illustrated’s Bob Harig, the Tour did not take out “an enormous loan” as Tiger alluded to, instead turning to “reserves” and “mitigating actions” to get them through the pandemic.

George Cooper

A golf fanatic his entire life, George Cooper is NCG's man for all goings-on at the top level of the game, whether it's the PGA Tour, DP World Tour, LPGA or LIV Golf. He also looks after NCG's Twitter and Facebook accounts. George is a member of Woburn, but is not friends with Ian Poulter.

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