Tiger Woods/Phil Mickelson PPV Match Streamed Free, Angering Fans Who Paid

Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods at 'The Match' afterparty
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24 November, 2018

Mickelson won the match play event in 22 holes (in the dark!), and he took home $9 million for his efforts.

Collectively, Woods and Mickelson have earned $204 million on the PGA Tour - and much more than that in endorsements - with 19 majors between them (Tiger's 14 almost triples Lefty's five), CBS Sports reports.

Well, it's already been a pretty costly day for Phil Mickelson. that $200,000 bet with Tiger Woods didn't exactly go his way.

At Tuesday's pre-event press conference, Mickelson had bet $100,000 he would birdie the par-four first hole, Woods said double it and the wager was accepted.

"I could beat both these guys today".

"Just so you know, I will never let you live that down", Mickelson told Woods afterwards.

Woods split the 18th fairway, while Mickelson's drive wound up in the first cut of the rough.

Mickelson made a 4-foot birdie putt on a specially set up 93-yard, par 3.

"That hurts the pocket", quipped Woods, although the 14-time major champion had his mood soured when he missed from three feet at the next to gift an early lead to Mickelson, who maintained his advantage until going from bunker to bunker at the seventh and being unable to match Woods' birdie. But Woods pushed it left, extending the match.

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They returned to the 18th hole.

Mickelson caught a break with his ball coming up just short of the water.

That gave Mickelson a chance to win the hole on the par-3 17th hole (there was no side-bet challenge).

Conversation from tee to green ventured between their shots, the weather forecast and even the emotional strain of their children leaving for university.

As the action involving Woods and Mickelson failed to offer much in the way of entertainment, former National Basketball Association star Charles Barkley - working as a television pundit at the event - was handed a challenge of his own by Astros pitcher Justin Verlander.

Woods added: "You couldn't have made this event any better than it was".

However, Woods chipped in for an unlikely birdie and Mickelson could not match it from 12 feet, meaning the match was all square heading to the 18th.

While the pay-per-view event was priced at $19.99, promoters chose to offer it free online at some point during play because of what they described as technical issues that impacted user access.


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