Let the betting begin.
After talk of a possible 1-on-1 golf match between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, the two have set Friday, November 23, as the date for a winner-take-all match with a $9 million payoff.
The match will be held at Shadow Creek Golf Course in Las Vegas — and Woods, who has played some of his best golf of the past decade in recent months, has reason to feel good about his odds. The longtime Nike athlete has the edge on Golfodds.com, which has placed him at -180 to Mickelson’s +150.
Confirming the match on Twitter with a promotional image, Woods wrote simply, “It’s on,” beginning a back and forth with his foe.
Mickelson replied, “I bet you think this is the easiest $9M you will ever make.”
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The match will be shown on pay-per-view and distributed through Turner’s B/R Live, with prematch coverage to air on HBO Sports. The pair will wear mics during the match, allowing fans an inside look into the interactions between the rivals. The goal is to create an interactive experience for fans, in addition to the multimillion-dollar potential payoff for the athletes.
Both now in their 40s, Mickelson and Woods have been longtime rivals on the course but have become friendlier in recent years and will compete as teammates at the Ryder Cup in September.
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