Florida Gov. DeSantis Endorses Woods-Mickelson Rematch

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis endorsed a rematch between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson during his address to the media earlier this week. 

The endorsement comes after DeSantis exempted professional sports from a stay-at-home order, including the WWE. 

“The one thing I do support, I think that we do need to support content, especially like sports and events. I’d like to see Woods and Mickelson do the golf, because that’s social distancing. You wouldn’t have a gallery there, you wouldn’t have crowds. But to put that on TV, I think people have been starved for content. We haven’t had a lot of new content since the middle of March,” said DeSantis. 

As GolfNewsRI reported, the two were in talks for a rematch that could include former Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and NFL legend Peyton Manning. 

The match was not yet approved by the PGA Tour, however, that may change now that the Tour is planning a June return. 

Florida Governor DeSantis endorses Woods-Mickelson rematch. PHOTO: Joe Calabro/GolfNewsRI

The Original Match 

The original match between Woods and Mickelson took place in November of 2018 at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas. 

Mickelson beat Woods in playoff and took home $9 million. 

Leave a Reply