Would Tiger or Phil win 'The Apprentice'? Let's ask The Donald

Jay Busbee

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Donald Trump has a new golf show coming out next week on The Golf Channel called "Donald J. Trump's Fabulous World of Golf," and you can see more about it right here. We'll talk more about it next week post-Masters. But we had the chance to talk to The Donald himself, and so we decided to get his take on the greatest rivalry in golf today.

Q. I have a very simple question for you. Who would last longer on "The Apprentice," Tiger Woods or Phil Mickelson?

DONALD TRUMP: That's a very tough question. I know them both. I like them both. And I would say that I'm going to take a pass because I don't want to create any enemies, OK? But I can tell you one thing, they'd both do very well. They're both tough, smart guys, and they're very talented golfers, but I'd better take a pass on that question. It's a very interesting question. I've never heard that one before.

Wait, hold on. The Donald taking a pass? Aw, come on! (For the record, I'd take Phil, because I don't think Tiger could be the kind of team player Donald so prizes.)

The Trumpmeister General wasn't quite so reticent when discussing Tiger's personal life, however:

I think it's going to be very tough to get back with his wife. I personally don't think that will happen. There's a level of trust that gets built up, and also destroyed, and I think it's going to be very, very tough for Tiger and for his wife to get back together. ... I think it's a very, very hard and very high hurdle, so I don't think it's going to happen. But what do I know?

And as for what will cure Tiger's ills? Just win, baby:

I do think the one thing Tiger has to do, not necessarily this weekend at all, but over a short period of time, the one thing Tiger has to do is win, and if Tiger wins, he's going to be hot as a pistol. But he has to win. He has to play great golf. He has to be as good as he was before, if not better.

You know, I've seen it over the years, but winning solves a lot of problems, and I think that will solve the problem for him. I think winning is going to be very important for Tiger.

Donald J. Trump's Fabulous World of Golf premieres next Monday on The Golf Channel. More details on that next week.

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