One avid Tiger Woods fan has acquired a special piece of the golf superstar’s clothing collection. The memorabilia didn’t come cheap, however, after it recently sold for a six-figure sum at auction.

The piece in question was Woods’ red polo shirt from the final day of the 2010 Masters. The 46-year-old ended up finishing fourth as Phil Mickelson went on to win his most favoured major, but it’s the added significance of that shirt in particular that’s attracted extra interest.

That’s because the 2010 Masters was Woods’ first competition following his Thanksgiving 2009 car crash and the revelations regarding his infidelity while married to ex-wife Elin Nordegren. It’s also the only one of Woods’ Sunday red polos from a Masters Tournament that’s gone on sale as far as auctioneers could tell, which helps explain how it sold for an eye-watering £112,705 ($139,348.80).

“Game-worn sports memorabilia, especially items photo-matched to a memorable moment or historic event, are setting records all around the world this year,” Golden Age Auctions co-founder Ryan Carey told Golf Digest when the shirt was first placed up for bidding in November.

“A Michael Jordan jersey recently sold for £8million ($10.1m) at Sotheby’s, and a Diego Maradona soccer jersey recently sold for £7.5m ($9.3m). We believe this is the only Sunday red from a Masters Tournament that has been auctioned, and the others might not surface.”

Woods has won at Augusta on five occasions, his most successful record in any of the four majors. His tally of Green Jackets is second only to Jack Nicklaus, whose six victories in Georgia were won across a 23-year span.

The gargantuan sale is all the more timely considering we may be witnessing Woods’ final days as a pro. The veteran’s playing career was threatened following a California car crash in February 2021, which saw him suffer serious injuries to his leg and foot.
Woods recently opened up on his difficulties getting around courses without the aid of a buggy, which is prohibited at PGA Tour events. The 15-time major champion can contend just fine with a club in his hands, but it’s making his way around venues that’s a problem.
“The goal is to play the majors and maybe one or two more. Physically, that’s all I can do. I don’t have much left in this leg,” he told reporters in November. “I can hit whatever shot you want, I just can’t walk. I’ve had a few setbacks throughout the year, that I was somehow still able to play through. But this one, I just can’t. Only time can heal this one.”

His Sunday red from the 2010 Masters isn’t even the most expensive piece of Woods memorabilia to sell of late. The Titleist ball used to make a hole-in-one during his professional debut at the 1996 Greater Milwaukee Open sold at auction for £150,000 ($186,000) just last month.

One of the kindest yet most controversial players in the golf fraternity, Phil Mickelson has a unique fan base around the world. Ever since the golf legend switched to the LIV Golf league, the PGA Tour has been struggling to retain other players from following in the footsteps of Lefty. That is how influential Mickelson can be at times. However, despite his habit of getting into trouble for speaking about controversial issues, the golf legend only had kind words for his parents on their 54th wedding anniversary in 2018.

Phil Mickelson wished his parents a happy wedding anniversary on Twitter

Phil Mickelson is one of the most talked-about players of all time. The golf great has made millions of fans with his spectacular performances on the course. But more than his game, fans like to remember him for everything he says off the field. However, he once had a beautiful message for his fans when he sent his warm wishes to his parents via Twitter.

It was September 20, 2018 when Mickelson wrote a heartwarming tweet on his account. “Today is my parents 54th wedding anniversary,” he wrote. ”They are wonderful parents and grandparents but most importantly, they are the best example and role models for what a great marriage should be. So much love and respect.”


Mickelson has had quite a memorable relationship with his parents since his childhood. Born on 16 June 1970, Mickelson is the son of a former Navy pilot, Phil Mickelson Sr. It was clear that the golf ace had a strict childhood due to his father’s profession. However, according to the golfer, his father is a “man of very few words”.

The LIV Golf star once shared an incident when he was trying to sneak some candies along with his sister, Tina. But soon, his father caught the siblings with a mouthful of candy. As expected, due to his non-lenient personality, Mickelson Sr. took all the candy and burned it in the fireplace.

On the other hand, Mickelson’s mom, Mary Mickelson, has been super-supportive in his career as a golfer. His parents were aware of his interest in the game ever since he was a kid. “He won the junior world in the 10-year-and-under division,” his father said. “At that point, he told me he wanted to be a professional golfer”

Well, good for Mickelson that his parents supported his dreams of being a professional golfer. Had it been any different, the world would have had one less legend in golf’s history books.

Caroline Wozniacki has shut down fans’ hopes that Serena Williams could make a return to professional tennis after retiring at this year’s US Open. The 23-time Grand Slam champion announced she would be “evolving away from tennis” in August and played her final match on Arthur Ashe stadium a few weeks later. She has since hinted at the possibility of a comeback but her good friend and former rival has thwarted any rumours of a return.

Williams’ legendary 27-year career came to an end at the US Open in September after the former world No 1 wrote a heartfelt letter in Vogue magazine announcing her decision to “evolve away from tennis”. In her final tournament, the 41-year-old managed to upset the second seed on her way to the third round before bowing out to Ajla Tomljanovic in three sets.

The 73-time singles title winner has been dropping hints over a potential comeback ever since, as she was asked whether she would reconsider her retirement in her post-match interview and responded: “I don’t think so, but you never know. I don’t know,” before claiming that she was “not retired” during a tech conference a few weeks later.

But her old rival and long-time friend Wozniacki has now broken fans’ hearts as she admitted she couldn’t see the tennis legend returning to a court anytime soon, claiming it would be “lucky” to even see Williams play an exhibition. “I don’t think so,” the former world No 1 said, discussing whether the American could stage a comeback on Tennis Channel.

“If she plays an exhibition I think that would be lucky but I don’t see her back playing on tour… there are just so many things going on.” While the 2018 Australian Open champion had no doubt that the 41-year-old loved the sport, she said her old rival would just be too busy as Williams has thrown herself into her businesses after retiring.

Wozniacki continued: “I think she loves the game so much and it’s been her life for so many years. But at the same time, she is busy. I don’t think we will see her on a professional tennis court again.”

The 30-time title winner also lauded Williams’ impact on the sport and revealed that she was just as impressive off the court as she was on it. “She is just a great person,” the Dane – who retired in 2020 – explained.

“She is not only, in my opinion, the greatest tennis player of all time that I have played against. She pushed me and all the other women to play better and step up. Also off the court, she is so thoughtful. She is the first person to call me if I went through anything to make sure I was okay. I really appreciate that.”

The friends faced off 11 times on the tour with Wozniacki getting just one win over the former world No 1 at the 2012 Miami Masters, and the 32-year-old admitted it was tough to appreciate Williams’ greatness when she was on the other side of the net. “Playing at the same time as her was tough because there were a lot of tournaments that I felt that I could have probably won if she hadn’t been in my way,” she said.

“But at the same time what an honour it has been to have been there at the same time as her because I get to play against the best player that ever played this game. I think it was incredible to share a court with her, play against her and I have gained a lifelong friend along the way.”

Serena Williams surpassed Beyonce, Meghan Markle and Michelle Obama to become the second-most searched African American woman in 2022.

The 23-time Grand Slam champion ended her professional tennis career in September with a third-round loss to Ajla Tomljanovic, 7-5, 6-7(4), 6-1 at the US Open.

Lifestyle website ThatSister performed looked at search data for more than 100 of the most powerful African American women since January 1, 2022, to determine who the most talked about people of the year were.

Serena Williams has done

The results (via Yahoo) revealed Zendaya to be the most searched African American woman in 2022, followed by Serena Williams. The former World No. 1 was searched 1.65 million times each month this year, with a sharp increase in interest during the US Open.

Williams was followed by Meghan Markle, Beyonce and Michelle Obama in the top five. Jada Pinkett-Smith, Oprah Winfrey, rappers Nicki Minaj and Cardi B, and Whoopi Goldberg rounded out the top 10.

LIV Golf rebel Lee Westwood isn’t putting any pressure on his son Samuel, who will make his professional debut at the Indonesian Masters which gets underway on Thursday.

Westwood, aged 49, has had a successful career in the game winning 44 events as a professional including 25 on the European Tour. He will now compete against son Samuel, aged 21, who had previously caddied for his dad but is now ready to test himself in the professional game.

“He started playing the game very late,” Westwood told Golf Monthly. “He only took up the game seriously at age 16 and he is 21 now.

“I don’t really have any expectations for him this week. I just want him to enjoy himself.”

Westwood Jr is no stranger to the workings of the professional game having caddied for his father at last year’s Masters and Ryder Cup. Westwood Sr, who turned professional in 1993 before his son was born, still remembers the first time he teed off as a professional.

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Lee Westwood talks with his son Sam Westwood who caddied for him last year ( Image: Getty Images)

He added: “I expect him to be nervous and feel uncomfortable, but we all feel that way when you tee it up for the first time and once that has passed I expect him to start enjoying himself, start hitting some good shots and build on that. But I have no expectations as far as scores are concerned.”
Former world number one Westwood Sr has seen his world golf ranking drop to 140th after joining the Saudi-backed LIV Golf series this year.

Having been a professional for almost 30 years Westwood claimed that life was ‘getting lonely’ on the the PGA and DP World Tours resulting in him joining the rival series.
“I don’t know 75 percent of the players out there. That was starting to get a bit lonely for me.,” Westwood said. “It’s one of the disadvantages of playing well into a ripe old age. My son would have more in common with most people on the range than I would. It’s nice to be out with people like Ian and Henrik [Stenson] and Phil [Mickelson] and guys more my age.”

Tiger will make it three tournaments in three weeks in this final stretch of the year

Tiger Woods and his son Charlie will play the PNC Championship together for the third time. A year ago they finished second in this unofficial tournament, formerly known as the Father/Son Challenge, which was won by John Daly and his 18-year-old son John II.

It was Tiger’s return to playing in a tournament after the serious car accident he suffered in February 2021 in which he fractured bones in his right leg, ankle and foot.

With his presence at the PNC Championship in Orlando, Woods will have played seven rounds of golf in three weeks, when he has only played nine so far in 2022.

“We have been looking forward to this week all year and can’t wait to come together for our third PNC,” Tiger said in a statement.

“This is such a special opportunity as a father to be able to compete with my son against so many golf greats and their families.

“It will be a very special week and I know Charlie and I will have a great time.”

Tiger will also play in the Hero World Challenge (organized by his foundation in the Bahamas, from December 1 to 4), The Match (along with Rory McIlroy and against Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas, on December 10 in Florida) and the PNC in mid-December.

In 2022, Tiger Woods has completed just nine rounds. At the Augusta Masters, he played all four days. In the PGA Championship, he only delivered three cards when he withdrew after finishing the third day due to physical problems in his operated leg. In the British Open, he missed the cut in two rounds.
The PNC Championship welcomes 20 teams of players composed of at least one professional who must have won a Major or The Players Championship and a family member, most of whom are parents and children, and it is played in two rounds, Saturday and Sunday, after two days of Pro-Am tournaments.

A year ago the Woods pair were second and in 2020, in their first experience in the tournament, they finished seventh.

Simone Biles is a gymnastics GOAT who brought 7 Olympic medals for her country. When she was six, Biles first showed interest in gymnastics and began training at eight.
Simone Biles did not become a world-famous gymnast overnight. She had to go through rigorous practice and workout routines. Biles opened up about the challenges she faced as a female in gymnastics.
Simone Biles discusses gender differences in athletes
In her book Courage To Soar, Biles said the most difficult thing was to choose between college and her sport. She had to choose between the two, but things were different for male gymnasts. The male gymnasts could attend college and train parallel, turning pro after graduation.
According to Biles, male athletes’ skill levels peaked around the age of 22, which allowed them to compete for longer. For girls, the gymnastics life span was shorter and peaked around high school. Biles said, “Our Gymnastics Life Span Was Shorter.”

Simone Bile Olympic gymnast

The 25-year-old gymnast claimed that as girls’ bodies physically matured, they became less soaring and flipped and twirled more effectively. According to Simone Biles, the junior athletes that followed after her excelled in the sport. She said, “It was just a matter of time before they pushed us out.”

Biles was at crossroads
Whether Biles should pursue gymnastics or college was a topic of debate. Although there were differing viewpoints, according to Simone Biles, she had the final say. She still remembers the counsel that Biles’ parents offered her.
Her mother assured her that she could enroll in college at any time. But after a certain amount of time, she continued, Biles won’t always be able to transition into a professional gymnast. Her father said she is one of the few who make the cut for being a professional athlete.
Biles’ father urged her always to honor the talent that sets her apart. Biles followed her parents’ advice and became a professional. In 2017, Biles enrolled at the online non-profit university, University of the People.

Roger Federer made his debut at the Paris Masters in 2000. He had a hard time showing his best tennis despite having everything in his arsenal to achieve a remarkable result under the roof of Bercy. Roger’s first semi-final at the Paris Masters came in 2010, when he squandered five match points in a thrilling clash against Gael Monfils.

The Swiss returned a year later, wanting to pursue the title that was missing. Federer won the Basel title the week before, gathering momentum and performing at a high level in the French capital. Roger defeated Adrian Mannarino, Richard Gasquet and Juan Monaco to advance to Paris Bercy’s second consecutive semi-final against Tomas Berdych.

It was the 14th meeting between the Swiss and the Czech, and Federer claimed the 10th victory over a former champion. It took Roger an hour and 20 minutes to win 6-4 6-3 and set up the match against another former champion, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
Serving at 70%, Federer lost ten points in nine service games, facing no break points and mounting pressure on the other side. Tomas couldn’t keep up, struggling on the second serve and receiving three breaks that propelled the Swiss into the title match.

Roger hit over 30 winners and ten unforced errors, mastering his own shots and longer rallies to rise to the top and stay on the title trail. Tomas made a forehand error in the first game of the match and suffered a break before Roger held serve with a volley winner and got into a good rhythm.

Roger Federer again

Berdych survived two break chances in the third game to stave off an even bigger deficit and hit an ace to put his name on the scoreboard. With the fury of serve and forehand, Federer pulled off one good hold after another and a service winner to open a 5-3 gap.

Two points from losing the set, Tomas hit two powerful serves to close out the ninth game and reduce the deficit. Federer kept his cool and closed out the first game with a forehand winner in game 10 for 6-4 after 45 minutes.

Berrettini opens up on Federer
Matteo Berrettini spoke about his idol’s kindness while speaking to HELLO recently, claiming that 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer has been his idol since he started playing tennis.

“Roger has been my idol since I started playing tennis. When I tried to become a professional tennis player and was on tour, I was following him and tried to learn from him but not to be like him because that’s impossible,” Berrettini said.

“I can only try to be as good as him. Roger has brought so much to the sport, he doesn’t need to prove anything anymore,” Berrettini added.

For the second consecutive year, Tiger Woods prepares to be crowned the most influential and popular golfer on the PGA Tour. Despite playing, in 2022, they are 9 rounds (four at The Masters, three at the PGA Championship and two at The Open) in three different Major tournaments, he is still and always the icon, beyond the field, of the greatest American men’s circuit.

Tiger Woods, results
The PGA Tour will announce the winner of the “Player Impact Program” shortly, but spoiling the new-old champion was Rory McIlroy in an interview with the Associated Press. “I have given you a good preview”, the Northern Irishman’s statements.

Number 1 in the world, this year’s champion (and for the third time in his career, record) of the FedEx Cup, McIlroy in this special ranking should finish second behind only Woods with whom, on December 10th, he will play in Florida the last edition of “The Match”
Eldrick Tont Woods, better known as Tiger Woods, born December 30, 1975 in California, is an American golfer. He is one of the greatest golfers of all time and one of the most popular sportsmen of the early 21st century. Winner of 15 major tournaments, he revolutionized the world of golf with his sporting results and by attracting a new audience.

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Precocious, Tiger began golf at a very young age and achieved an exceptional career in all junior categories. Amateur scrutinized for his exceptional qualities, he turned professional at the end of the summer of 1996. Winner of the 1997 Masters, he became world number 1 less than a season after becoming a professional.

Dominant for most of the 2000s, various physical knee and back problems forced him to reinvent his game. Commercial figure, headliner of Nike, Woods multiplies lucrative contracts off the course, making him one of the richest sportsmen of the 2000s.

Even when a scandal erupts over his tormented private life and the difficulties of his marriage in 2009, Woods continues to be one of the highest paid players in the world. In April 2019, at the age of 43, he achieved in Augusta the feat of winning a 5th Masters and his 15th career major title, eleven years after his last major victory1,2.

He was decorated on May 6, 2019 by Donald Trump with the highest American civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In March 2022, he was inducted into the Golf3 Hall of Fame.

Phil Mickelson has been in the sport of golf for nearly three decades. He has been one of the highest earners in the sport. And similar to many folks in the world of golf, Mickelson too had the desire of purchasing a private jet during his initial days. Throwback to 2009, when Lefty shared the advice given to him by his friend Steve Taylor, on saving money for the long term and buying private jets.In 2009, Mickelson had a Q&A session with Golf Digest. During the interview, the golfer gave the fans an insight into his life. Along with many topics, the 6 time Major winner shared advice Steve Taylor gave him during his rookie years.
What advice on private jets did Phil Mickelson receive?
In 2009, Phil purchased a new private jet worth $40 million to replace the old one. During the Q&A session, Lefty was asked if he enjoyed his golf money more than other golfers. Mickelson in response shared a story about a piece of advice.
“When I first came out on tour, a very smart gentleman by the name of Steve Taylor gave me some great advice”, said Phil. The Hall of Famer then told Taylor that he wishes to purchase a private jet while he still is in his 20s. Steve Taylor then told Mickelson, “OK, you want to have a $1 million airplane — but it’s really a $10 million airplane.”

Phil Mickelson Despite Signing

Confused with the advice, the six time major winner then asked for a much clearer explanation. Taylor said, “If you take that $1 million and put it away and save it and invest it, it’ll wind up being $10 million. So, it’s important in your first 10 years out here to make your money work for you”.
Mickelson adhered to the advice of his fellow friend. Years later, the 52-year-old sold his private jet and has been traveling in VistaJet. “The greatest decision I made after owning a plane for twenty years was selling it and going with VistaJet because it has reduced my stress levels exponentially”, said Phil Mickelson.

Apart from the Private Jet advice, Steve Taylor also guided Phil on spending habits that will be effective for maintaining the family. Let’s take a look at what he shared with the 6 time Major winner.

Mickelson told to spend a third
Following a conversation on private jets, both golfers then got on to talk about their spending habits. Taylor taught Mickelson to learn the pattern of spending a third. Mickelson said, “A third, a third, a third. Spend a third”.
He further added, “What’s the point of having money if you don’t spend it? Then put a third in safe investments, and a third in higher-risk, higher-reward stuff”. Lefty ended by claiming he waited for the right time to get a plane and was able to ‘protect his family’. After all those years, Phil Mickelson is still one of the highest earners in the sporting world and the highest-paid golfer of 2022, according to Forbes.

Mickelson’s right calls when it comes to investing have been very much vital. Now with his $200 million worth move to LIV Golf, Lefty has been enjoying a new phase of his professional life. Little do the fans know, he might as well purchase a new private jet with his earnings on the Saudi-funded Tour.