Phil Mickelson moves ahead of Tiger Woods on this Masters list

LIV Golf's Phil Mickelson is now at the top of one of the Masters all-time lists after his runner-up finish at Augusta on Sunday. 

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Wed, 12 Apr 2023
Phil Mickelson moves ahead of Tiger Woods on this Masters list

Phil Mickelson may not have won The Masters on Sunday, but the 52-year-old LIV Golf member did play well enough to find himself atop another Masters leaderboard following the tournament. 

Mickelson, who notably left the PGA Tour for LIV Golf ahead of its inaugural London event in June last summer, was making his first appearance at The Masters since joining Greg Norman's rival circuit. The 45-time PGA Tour winner did not play in last year's Masters after being surrounded in controversy in the months prior. 

After a year off, Mickelson was back at Augusta National this year along with 17 other LIV Golf players in the first major of 2023. 

The three-time Masters champion had relatively quiet rounds for the first few days at Augusta, but was unable to be ignored come Sunday's final round as he shot a 7-under par 65. It was the low round of the day out on the course, and bumped Mickelson up into a tie for second with fellow LIV Golf player Brooks Koepka.

They finished four strokes back of PGA Tour player Jon Rahm, who won his second major championship and first Masters title. 

While Mickelson was putting on a post-cut charge in the final 36 holes, five-time Masters winner Tiger Woods was forced to withdraw due to the plantar fasciitis in his foot. 

As a result, Mickelson won $1.584m on Sunday, which moves him ahead of Woods and to the top of the all-time Masters money list. Mickelson now has earned a total of $9,773,317 over 30 Masters tournaments in his career, according to Golf Digest

He's now $185,081 ahead of Woods, who sits at $9,588,236 across 25 Masters Tournaments. Jordan Spieth is third, while this year's Masters winner, Rahm, is fourth. 

The next major on the schedule is the PGA Championship in mid-May, which Mickelson won back in 2021. 

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