Tiger Woods will match-up against Phil Mickelson in a $9 million match made for pay-per-view TV during Thanksgiving weekend in November 2018.
The duo will compete against each other in a Nov. 23 match-play confrontation at Shadow Creek Golf Course in Las Vegas. The match format will be 18-hole match play, meaning the match will not necessarily go the distance. However, whichever player wins the 18-hole dream match, which will start at 3 p.m. Eastern/noon Pacific time, will earn the payout of the full $9 million purse in a winner-take-all decision.
In addition to the $9 million purse, Tiger Woods vs. Phil Mickelson will feature opportunities for the two players to make side bets during the match. The money wagered will come from the players’ own pockets, with the proceeds from the bets — ranging from a long-drive contest to a closest-to-the-pin contest, to more games — going to designated charities of the players’ choice.
So, how can you watch Tiger Woods vs. Phil Mickelson? The Match, as it has been dubbed, will be available on pay-per-view, and it will be distributed by Turner’s B/R Live platform, both online, through AT&T’s DirecTV and U-Verse, as well other select on-demand platforms, including Comcast, Altice, Verizon, Cox and Charter in the United States, as well Rogers, Shaw and Bell in Canada. The cost to purchase the event will be $19.99. The B/R Live website will offer the streaming of the match for the same price. The B/R Live app is also available for Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Apple TV.
No tickets will be made available to the public for The Match.
In the weeks leading up to The Match, HBO will air episodes of its “24/7” series, with content surrounding the players’ preparation for the Sin City match. TNT will air highlights and behind-the-scenes content after the pay-per-view match.
It’s unclear if tickets will be made available for attending in person at Shadow Creek. There have been no announcements yet on that possibility.
Right now, Tiger Woods is the betting favorite in this match. Tiger Woods is currently at -160 (meaning you have to bet $160 to win $100 in profit), while Phil Mickelson is at +140 (meaning you have to bet $100 to win $140 in profit).