Tiger Woods may be competing for $9 million on “The Match”, but he has already pocketed a crisp $200,000.
Woods and fellow golf legend Phil Mickelson are competing for a $9 million grand prize in a one-on-one matchup titled “The Match: Tiger vs. Phil”.
Both pro athletes wielded unwavering confidence leading into the match. Mickelson was so confident, as a matter of fact, he bet Woods $100,000 he would birdy the first hole on Friday. Woods told him to double it.
Mickelson’s first swing was a great one, putting him in a strong position to cash in on his promise. His follow-up putt fell dramatically short. You could see the amusement on Woods’ face as he told Mickelson, “That hurts the pocket.”
Mickelson, 48, had the chance to recoup much of his lost bet if he could out-play Woods, 42, en route to the $9 million prize. It took 22 holes and plenty of close calls, but Mickelson ultimately came out on top.
“The Match: Tiger vs. Phil” took place at Shadow Creek outside Las Vegas, Nevada on Friday.