Tiger Woods vs Phil Mickelson will compete in a head-to-head, winner-take-all match on Friday, Nov. 23. “Captial One’s The Match: Tiger vs. Phil” is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. ET from Shadow Creek in Las Vegas.
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Woods and Mickelson are set to face off in the first live pay-per-view event in golf history. It’s being widely distributed on PPV for a cost of $19.99.
The two will play for a $9 million prize, with some of the earnings being sent to charity. Throughout “The Match,” Woods and Mickelson will make special wagers with one another through in-match challenges.
“During the live event competition, both Woods and Mickelson will selectively make side challenges against one another,” an official press release states. “For instance, Woods or Mickelson could raise the stakes by challenging the other to a long-drive, closest-to-the-pin or similar competition during a hole as they play their match, with money being donated to the winning golfer’s charity of choice.”
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HOW TO WATCH FRIDAY’S MATCH
Date: Friday, Nov. 23
Time: 3 p.m. ET
PPV: B/R Live, DirecTV and AT&T U-Verse
Distributed on the following cable providers: Comcast, Charter, Cox, Verizon, Altice
On Friday, either Phil Mickelson or Tiger Woods will see his riches grow from the outrageous to the obscene, thanks to The Match, the long-ballyhooed, $9 million, winner-take-all, 18-hole showdown between two golfers who haven’t always been the best of buddies.
“It’s a ridiculous amount of money,” Mickelson told Golf’s Alan Shipnuck in August. “No matter how much money you have, this amount will take both of us out of our comfort zone.”
But think of it this way: It can also put one of them into an even more superior comfort zone.
The golfers will make side bets along the way, with those sums going to charities. That led to some headlines earlier this week when the longtime rivals wagered $200,000 on the first hole.
[Let the side bets begin: Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods wager $200,000 on The Match’s first hole]
“I’m willing to risk $100,000 that says I birdie the first hole,” Mickelson said during a joint news conference. “So that’s how good I feel heading into this match. You don’t have to take it, but I’m going to throw that out there.”
“So you think you can make birdie on the first hole,” Woods said, to which Mickelson replied, “I know I’m going to make birdie on the first hole.”
“Double it,” Woods answered.
If that media event occasionally felt forced, just wait.
“Can you get in Phil Mickelson’s head,” Woods was asked this month.
“Well, I’ve been in Phil’s head for 20-some-odd years,” Woods replied with a laugh. “Just look at the W total.”
What: An 18-hole, winner-take-all, $9 million, mano-a-mano match-play event between two of golf’s aging yet most ferocious competitors.
When: Friday, 3 p.m. Eastern.
Where: Shadow Creek Golf Course, about 15 miles north of the Las Vegas Strip. In 2004, Woods carded a course-record 60 at Shadow Creek, but the course has since been renovated.
How to watch: The match is available on a pay-per-view basis via the major cable and satellite providers. For $19.99, live stream the match through Turner’s streaming platform B/R Live and AT&T’s DirecTV and U-verse. For $30, there’s a 4K HDR broadcast through AT&T. There’s no public access to the event, but VIPs will be invited by the MGM Resorts, which runs Shadow Creek. There also will be a pro-am for a select group.