Tiger Woods and GolfTV to launch head-to-head series like 'The Match'

New series to tee up in Tokyo - but who will Tiger Woods' next opponent be? 

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Fri, 5 Apr 2019

Tiger Woods and GolfTV have revealed plans for a new head-to-head series that aims to be even bigger and better than 'The Match' of last season, according to Discovery president and CEO David Zaslav.

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GolfTV is a live and on-demand video service that Discovery launched in partnership with the PGA Tour last year, and Woods recently agreed to a new deal which sees him offer fans a closer look into his golf game and life on and off the course.

According to reports, the new head-to-head series will see the majority of events taking place outside of the United States, with the first one set for Tokyo.

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Taking impetus from Turner Sports' 'The Match' four months ago between Woods and winner Phil Mickelson, who scooped a whopping $9 million prize, Zaslav claims he wants to "play around with the format" this time around. 

"Should it be one-on-one? Two-on-two? Should we have two matches going on at the same time? But he’s all in," Zaslav said, referring to his talks about the series with Woods. 

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Woods' next opponent remains uncertain, with some whispers that the 14-time major champion wants a rematch with his arch rival Mickelson. 

Whoever Woods faces, Zaslav wants to make the showcase bigger and better than 'The Match'.

"We looked at it and said '[that's] pretty interesting,'" Zaslav said. "One million people came in and wanted to watch it—could we improve on it? What could we do? So we're going to do a number of those type events [and] Tiger's excited about it."

 

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