Let's take a look at what's at stake, how it will go down and everything else you need to know about the festivities on Friday in Vegas. But, was the excitement through the back nine and extra holes enough to guarantee another high-stakes pay-per-view showdown? Tiger has made every short putt after the miss on No. Mickelson hits the left lip on his potential winning birdie putt and it scurries a foot by. Phil will take place at 3 p. The two players also did side bets periodically throughout the match.
But Mickelson stuffed his inside 9 feet for the win. Phil has to hole out to halve. There is no career-long chase for a major championship trophy or some sort of resume-building glory here. There is water just left of the green, Mickelson pushes this one left and he actually gets lucky as this misses the water left and lands in a bunker. According to Mickelson, the pair will put up their own cash in side bets that will eventually go to charity. You have a brilliant, sometimes too-brilliant for his own good, golf mind scouting the course for a very specific purpose against a specific opponent. Mickelson thought he was in the water, so that is lucky.
The future There has been a lot of speculation that this event is simply the beginning of a years-long franchise that only Woods and Mickelson could carry. A pair of nice birdie looks upcoming. Hole 1: Par 4, 393 yards Mickelson won the poker-chip toss and has opted to hit first. His, hair, is, uh, doing something? Phil takes the 2nd after this miss from Tiger. Turner Sports will produce all live event coverage while also serving as the exclusive sales and sponsorship partner. · Bleacher Report and its wildly-popular House of Highlights, which recently surpassed 10 million followers on Instagram, will offer comprehensive highlights and behind-the-scenes content. Setting aside the tech difficulties and underwhelming play early on, this is all you could ask for.
This sudden-death hole will be played until someone wins. This one spins back but stays in the rough beyond the green. It certainly didn't bring carry the excitement of Woods in contention on a Sunday or the roars Mickelson gets when he holes out impossible shots, but should it have? Levy promised to activate all of the assets in the new WarnerMedia portfolio. After hitting a good drive, he left himself a fried egg in a green-side bunker. On the second playing of No.
It took four extra holes, but Phil Mickelson outlasted Tiger Woods, sinking a birdie under the lights to win their match-play event Friday and earn bragging rights over his longtime competitor. The players got quiet or even more quiet over the final few holes as the weight of that amount of money sitting just behind them as they hit tee shots on the 93-yard par 3 finale hole lingered in the air. Then, there was the fact that all of this was happening on a golf course where tour pros have minimal conversations and when they do, it's usually with their caddie discussing their next shot. There will be side bets that is allegedly their own money and will go to their two charities. They both say how much texting with each other has meant during bad times competitively and personally. He misses that low and left all the way. You can feel the emotion of the moment so strongly and can't help but root for him.
He misses that by a good few inches to the right and Tiger wins that hole. I would have watched 30 to 45 minutes of nothing but Phil going through the course and explaining where and why he would be at an advantage or disadvantage. He always drops the big picture, and it's the trump card. The private course was recently ranked as the No. Tiger responds by knocking it to 15 feet right of the pin.
At the press conference on Tuesday, Phil and Tiger went and back forth and settled on that side bet to undoubtedly generate more interest ahead of the match and to give you a taste of the kind of impromptu side action that will occur. Might be related to Tiger missing that putt and falling behind, maybe getting into game mode a bit. But, like the match itself, it wasn't without its flaws. All along the plan has been to create a franchise of high-stakes matches. First, there was a major oversight when it came to a nonstop stream of both Woods and Mickelson, as their mics kept going as did the commentators'. Tiger again says no, and tries to bait Phil by saying that Lefty is swinging so well today.
This one is perfect down the left-center. The terms of the bet are if either man can hole out from the fairway for an eagle on the ninth hole. Nine of these polo-shirt wearers have won the 72-hole competition twice, which means the other eight own three or more green jackets. With one of the game's four major tournaments teeing off on Thursday, TheWrap compiled the list of all 17 multi-time Masters champions. It did not go real deep on Tiger, Phil, their past, and any sort of rivalry, but it was more candor not a lot! But, then Woods had a chip-in birdie which was followed by his famous fist pump to keep the match all square and eventually force extra holes.
. Tiger is the greatest draw in the game but Phil is the main character here. He follows it up with a 45-foot eagle putt that rolls by the hole. We did get playful banter, and lots of it Woods and Mickelson weren't the only ones going back and forth during the match. Mickelson was in the rough on the edge of the green on his second stroke but he had a terrible wedge out of the grass and was a long way out. And then he just chips this one in for birdie.
I had to keep pressing pause. Double or better — Justin Verlander JustinVerlander Verlander wasn't the only one having fun. Zuriff, who early on took a more hands-on role, independently had the money lined up, but the deal fell apart in the 11th hour, and his backers exited. There are also plenty of prop bets to indulge, including the color of shirt worn by both Woods and Mickelson, and a stroke spread favoring Woods at -1. Phil and Tiger having a laugh at Augusta, where the groundwork for hyping this match began. Results The Match will definitely go down as an unforgettable experiment. Yet, Lefty from 109 yards in the fairway can only come up 25-30 feet short of the cup for birdie.