Tiger Woods brilliantly mocks Phil Mickelson before winning £1.2m long drive challenge in The Match 2

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TIGER WOODS brilliantly mocked Phil Mickelson before winning £1.2million for charity in a long drive contest during The Match 2.

Woods has teamed up with NFL great Peyton Manning for a coronavirus charity relief match against Mickelson and Super Bowl icon Tom Brady.

But the £8m contest was delayed 45 minutes due to torrential rain flooding greens on the Medalist Golf Club in Hobe Sound, Florida.

Still, when the players finally took to the course, there was no such dampener on their banter.

And Woods delivered the first big dig against his old foe on the third tee.

That hole was already designated as the first for Woods and Mickelson’s long drive challenge with £205,000 going to the winner.

But Mickelson, who won the first match between the pair in November 2018, announced on the tee that his sponsor Workday was upping the value to £1.2m.

Knowing so much more cash was on the line, Mickelson, who is known for proudly showing off his impressive calves on Twitter, quipped: “I had the coffee, I’ve got to activate the calves and I’ve got to step on one.

“Come on, baby.”

But Woods, who was waiting for Mickelson to hit, turned to the camera and said drolly: “You guys… ladies and gentlemen, this is what I have to listen to every time we play.”

Woods took a brilliant dig at his old rival during The Match 2
The Match 2 was delayed due to a torrential downpour
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Mickelson went onto slice his drive into the rubbish leaving the path clear for Woods to smash his down the fairway and bag the win.

Fans were loving the on-course chat, which was a lot more lively that last week’s event when Rory McIlroy teamed up with Dustin Johnson to beat Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff.

One wrote: “This is the best live TV golf event ever!!! What a riot.”