Tiger Woods vs Phil Mickelson – The $9,000,000 Match
Two of this generation's greatest golfers will face off in the first high-stakes head-to-head match in decades. Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson pursue a minimum purse of $9,000,000 on November 23rd at the Shadow Creek Golf Course in Las Vegas. Riding a hot streak, including a second-place finish at the PGA Championship, Tiger will be tough to tame, even if Lefty's at his best.
Info on Tiger Woods vs Phil Mickelson
Tiger vs Phil Head To Head
No Match For Tiger
There’s no comparing the careers of Tiger Woods versus Phil Mickelson.
Tiger’s accumulated 79 PGA Tour wins and Lefty has 43. Perhaps more significant, Woods won 14 majors throughout his career, nearly tripling Mickelson’s five majors.
A ten-time Player of the Year winner, Tiger Woods was already a top three golfer of all time before his back gave out. Mickelson’s one of the best in the business, but he doesn’t hold a candle to Tiger’s accomplishments.
Neither player will retire poor, but a $9,000,000 purse could create a few nerves during the competition. Tiger’s big game experience will come in handy if he’s on the green with a $9,000,000 putt on the line.
Rejuvenated Tiger, Crouching Mickelson
Considering Tiger’s re-emergence onto the PGA Tour in 2018, Phil will have his work cut out for him if he wants to collect the purse in Vegas.
Woods finished second in the PGA Championship, recapturing the shotmaking which defines his legendary career.
Tiger has four top five finishes and nine top twelve finishes for the 2018 season, including a 6th place performance at The Open. Phil’s best result since May was a fifth-place finish at the Wells Fargo, collecting seven top twelve finishes for the season. Mickelson also missed the cut at the PGA Championship, watching Tiger rise from the clubhouse.
The main x-factor for this competition revolves around the fact that only 18 holes will be played. If this was a multi-round event, odds would be more tilted for a Woods win.
Woods is a terrific value for a favorite, with a -190 moneyline to beat Phil. Mickelson’s odds to win sit at +150, despite Tiger’s strong play as of late. Line movement will likely increase the expense of wagering on Tiger. If you’re backing Phil, considering waiting to see if the payout increases as the match nears.
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Woods vs Mickelson Spread And Props
The spread for this matchup currently stands at +/-1.5 holes. Betting on Tiger at -1.5 features odds of +110, while Phil covering +1.5 holes is -140. Alterative spreads will become available closer to tee-off time.
Woods vs Mickelson Prop Bets
Like most big Vegas events, a slew of prop bets have already been made available for golf fans, including the color of shirt that these duffers don on the course.
Hole In One By Either Golfer
Penalty Stroke Against Either Golfer
Potential Undercard Participants
There’s a chance that Tiger and Lefty will welcome fellow top golfers to compete for big cash prizes.
- Patrick Reed – +400
- Rory McIlroy – +400
- Dustin Johnson – +700
- Rickie Fowler – +900
- Jordan Spieth – +1200
- Brooks Koepka +1500
- Sergio Garcia – +1500
Phil Mickelson – Colour Of Shirt
- Blue – +400
- Black – +250
- White – +166
- Other – +600
Tiger Woods – Colour Of Shirt
- Red – +300
- Black – +400
- White – +300
- Other – +233