Phil Wins The Championship; Tiger Takes The Cup

It is somehow fitting that while Phil Mickelson won the Tour Championship, Tiger Woods still was the big winner.

Thanks to the points system devised by the Tour, if Tiger finished second, no one out of the top five could win the FedEx Cup. Phil, who began the weekend in fourteenth place did what he had to do. But Tiger sealed the deal with the second.

In some ways, it’s a microcosm of the way Phil Mickelson’s career has gone. I’m convinced that absent Tiger, Phil would have been the dominant force on the Tour over the last ten years. With Tiger …

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