Ahead of Tiger Woods’ and Phil Mickelson’s $9 million, winner-take-all Pay Per View showdown, HBO is following the longtime rivals around to document the lead up and promote the event.
During the first episode, Phil told a funny story that perfectly represents he and Eldrick’s long history of gamesmanship that involved him using then Cowboy QB – and wannabe PGA pro – Tony Romo as an unwitting pawn to troll Woods.
As Phil tells it, Romo was paired with Woods at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am, which Tiger apparently took more seriously than any normal person would. Phil knew Tiger didn’t like his partner getting friendly with their competition, so he used a dinner held by Jim Nantz as an opportunity to sit next to Tony and buddy up before they all played together the next day.
Romo was terrified how Tiger would react if he found out about him making nice with the opposition and asked everyone to keep it hush, hush. The next day when all three were on the course together, Phil picked the perfect time to shout across the fairway to Romo and tell him how much he enjoyed their dinner. Tiger overheard it and was pissed. Mission accomplished.
Listen to Phil talk about his well laid master plan, and how Romo got used like a piece of meat.