As tournament host, Tiger Woods addressed the media on Tuesday ahead of the PGA Tour’s Hero World Challenge.
Woods, who sounded incoherent at times, spent most of his time criticizing LIV Golf with a mishmash of lies and spin.
(The 15-time major winner withdrew earlier on Tuesday due to complications from his most recent car crash.)
Taking a page from Irish bomb thrower Rory McIlroy, the tour’s worst car driver repeatedly drove over Greg Norman.
“Right now as it is, not right now, not with their leadership, not with Greg [Norman] there and his animosity towards the tour itself,” said Woods. “I don’t see that happening.
“As Rory said, and I said it as well, I think Greg’s got to leave and then we can eventually, hopefully, have a stay between the two lawsuits and figure something out.”
Woods was also asked if Phil Mickelson is owed an apology and or get some some credit for the new riches being spread around the tour. Woods smugly said, “No, not at all.”
The college dropout then spun some nonsensical word salad that a then financially distressed PGA Tour took out a loan and somehow turned it into a pot of gold.
“No, absolutely not, no,” said Woods. “We took out an enormous loan during the pandemic in which that, if we had another year of the pandemic, our Tour would only be sustained for another year. So we took out an enormous loan. It worked, it paid off in our benefit, hence we were able to use that money to make the increases that we’ve made.”
Mickelson wasn’t buying the spin and brought the receipts to Twitter: “1.6 billion in stocks 700 million in cash 1.15 billion in non liquid assets. This is from the non profit section.”
Pga tour IRS 990 form from 2018
1.6 billion in stocks
700 million in cash
1.15 billion in non liquid assets.
This is from the non profit section. The for profit section hasn’t been stated since 2012 but was more than the non profit part at that time.
This can all be googled
— Phil Mickelson (@PhilMickelson) November 29, 2022