It took a Friday night under the lights on the 22nd hole for Phil to best Tiger for the $9 million prize.
The Match: Tiger vs. Phil, WarnerMedia's presentation of the Capital One showdown, needed four extra holes from Shadow Creek in Las Vegas to determine the $9 million winner. After Tiger missed on a putt of 7 feet, 8 inches, Phil came through with a winning putt of a little more than 4 feet.
"He’s the greatest of all-time," Mickelson said about Tiger after the win. "But to have a little bit of smack talk for the coming years means a lot to me, because I really don’t have much on him."
Before needing the four extra holes, Mickelson never trailed on the front nine before trailing briefly on the second nine.
Even though Tiger fell short, he had his moments, most memorably chipping in for birdie on No. 17 that brought the match back to all-square. Before the chip, Mickelson was a lengthy birdie putt away from clinching the match. Instead, Tiger won the hole in thrilling fashion.
On Tiger's chip, it looked like a highlight the golf world has seen countless times before.
A Tiger fistpump.
During the match, the two had side bets to add some pressure to the day and to give money to charity. Phil lost the side bet on the very first hole, as he needed a birdie to get $200K. But after that, it was all Phil. Mickelson went 3-for-3 in winning closest to pins, totaling $600K
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Tiger vs. Phil: A matchup 20 years in the making pic.twitter.com/KlQ2wBXM6r— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 23, 2018
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Phil Mickelson was out practicing on Thanksgiving, getting ready for Friday.
Finished early morning practice session for #CapitalOnesTheMatch before I head to be with family on Thanksgiving. So appreciative of my family, friends, opportunities, the game of golf, and this great country which has given so much to my family and me. Happy Thanksgiving pic.twitter.com/gLvKKFS9e7— Phil Mickelson (@PhilMickelson) November 22, 2018
Phil and Tiger Woods will compete for $9 million in a winner-take-all showdown. However, the two golf stars will also add side challenges during the event. That could mean a long-drive challenge, closest-to-the-pin contest, or more. Money will be donated to the winning golfer's charity of choice.
Earlier this week, Tiger and Phil had a press conference to allow for some smack talk. That included some big talk on a first side bet. Phil put a wager of $100k that he would birdie the first hole.
Tiger: "Double it."
Phil said he wants to win so he can be in the champions' locker room at Augusta National and talk smack. Tiger might have had an even better dig. Though Phil mentioned some wins he has over Tiger, the latter didn't bring up his 80 wins on the PGA Tour or his 14 major titles. Instead, Tiger went right at Phil's hole in his resume: "U.S. Opens."
Tiger has three U.S. Open titles. Phil has finished second or tied for second six times — and that's kept him from completing the career grand slam.
The Match: Tiger vs. Phil is set to tee off at high noon (3 pm ET) on Friday and can be purchased on Pay-Per-View through AT&T's DirecTV and U-Verse, B/R Live and select local cable providers.
Friday's going to be fun pic.twitter.com/sihdPe3gBB— Bleacher Report Live (@brlive) November 20, 2018
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