Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson $9 million match will stream on Bleacher Report Live
It’s happening, and we have a date for "The Match." Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are going head-to-head in a match-play event on Thanksgiving weekend. Here’s everything you need to know about the showdown:
Two of the best golfers of their generation are facing off one-v-one in "The Match." Tiger, with 14 majors to his name. Phil, with five. Tiger is in the midst of a thrilling comeback, highlighted by a T6 finish at The Open, and then a final-round 64 to finish in sole second place at the 2018 PGA Championship. In March, Phil claimed his first PGA Tour victory in almost five years with a WGC-Mexico win.
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WHAT'S AT STAKE:
$9 million. Here’s what Phil had to say about that purse earlier in the year, according to Golf.com’s Alan Shipnuck: "It's a ridiculous amount of money. No matter how much money you have, this amount will take both of us out of our comfort zone.”
MORE: Surprisingly, Tiger and Phil have played together only twice at the Masters
HOW TO WATCH:
The event will be shown exclusively on B/R Live and DirecTV. You can watch it by following this link.
Tiger and Phil are already having fun about The Match. Tiger tweeted "It's on" at Phil.
Phil then fired back: "I bet you think this is the easiest $9M you will ever make."
It’s on @PhilMickelson #TigerVSPhil pic.twitter.com/PZivYPOEf5— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) August 22, 2018
I bet you think this is the easiest $9M you will ever make— Phil Mickelson (@PhilMickelson) August 22, 2018
Think you will earn some bragging rights?— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) August 22, 2018
Let’s do this #TigerVsPhil— Phil Mickelson (@PhilMickelson) August 22, 2018