Tiger Woods is chewing gum at the 2019 Masters, and golf fans are wondering why and if Woods is chewing CBD oil gum to calm his nerves.
While there’s a set of data to suggest there’s a reason to chew gum — any kind of gum — some speculate Mickelson and Woods are chewing CBD gum, maybe from CBD oil.
At the 2019 Masters, a number of fans spotted Mickelson using a pipette to put a few drops of a liquid from a bottle into his mouth. He wasn’t trying to flaunt he was doing it, perhaps because it looks a little strange to the casual observer. However, to fans who have used CBD oil or have seen others use it, they knew right away what they thought they saw.
The PGA Tour and World Anti-Doping Agency don’t consider CBD oil as a performance-enhancing drug, but rather a supplement. The proliferation of CBD oil products — drops, gum, lotions, wipes — has spread throughout the PGA Tour. But people notice when Tiger Woods or Phil Mickelson do something different more than the average PGA Tour card holder.
Mickelson was spotted ingesting something from an eye dropper. While we don’t know what it was, lefty looked sketchy while doing it.
Now, speculating on what is in that bottle will yield no results. Only further speculation. But the reality is, Mickelson looks over his shoulder like a 16-year-old smoking a doobie in his backyard for the first time and is nervous his parents might come home any second. And who knows, he could be right. Masters chairman Fred Ridley might be in those bushes.
It may help with anxiety or prove to be an anti-inflammatory aid, which would help Mickelson who deals with arthritis.