Tiger Woods v Phil Mickelson: $9 million pay-per-view match is set

Tiger and Phil will take to Las Vegas for matchplay bonanza battle. 

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Thu, 23 Aug 2018
Tiger Woods v Phil Mickelson: $9 million pay-per-view match is set


Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson will go head-to-head in a $9 million match on November 23.

Mickelson was asked about his upcoming match against Woods, which the 14-time major champion had just tweeted about.

Before answering reporters’ questions he thumbed in a response to Woods on Twitter: “I bet you think this is the easiest $9M you will ever make.”

The match will be played at Shadow Creek Golf Club in Las Vegas, and it will be produced by Turner Sports and broadcast on pay-per-view over in the United States. Pricing has not yet been determined.

The format will be matchplay, and Mickelson confirmed there will be in-play competitions between the two, such as closest the pin and longest drive. They will also be mic'd up. 

“It allows us to be a little bit more real, if you will,” said Mickelson.

“We think there will be some pretty good interest, but we’re also trying to present it in a way that you don’t get to see with normal TV.

“With only two guys, we should have a totally different experience with fans, because we will have smaller crowds that won’t necessarily have ropes they can walk inside the fairway and up near the greens. The idea is not just to have this great match, but to have this interactive experience so fans can see something they’ve never seen in televised golf before.”

Who knows, maybe we'll even see some famous Mickelson dancing...