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We all felt for Phil Mickelson when he flubbed a two-shot lead at Pebble Beach by lipping out a 5-foot putt. His visible sense of frustration is all too understandable, given that he’s not managed to bring home a trophy for two years and seven months. That’s a really long drought for any PGA Player, particularly one with enough of a fan following as Lefty. And to make matters worse, a tweet from Kyle Porter of CBS Sports made it clear exactly how dire the situation is for FIGJAM right now.
Reminder: Tiger Woods has won more recently than Phil Mickelson. I can’t get enough of that stat.
— Kyle Porter (@KylePorterCBS) February 14, 2016
Shocking, but very true. Phil’s last win happened on a distant summer day almost three years ago, July 21 2013 at the British Open. Tiger Woods did not score a victory in such illustrious surroundings, but his win at the Bridgestone Invitational on August 4th 2013 is certainly a fresher one by two weeks. Must be pretty frustrating for Phil, since he’s never quite come close to the mark since that British Open win, making 5 top-10 finishes and nine missed cuts or W/D’s.
Definitely something to ponder the next time we feel tempted to cast shade on Woods and his very lackluster performance over the past few years. He may be too worn out at the moment for a repeat win, but he’s not quite the total loser we sometimes make him out to be.