Tiger Woods Wins $200,000 Bet With Phil Mickelson, But Mickelson Takes Home $9 Million Prize

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”.

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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.”

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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.

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