Thursday’s announcement that the match between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson will air on pay-per-view for a suggested retail price of $19.99 also made reference to the fact that Mickelson and Woods intend to play for even more than $9 million.
“During the live event competition, both Woods and Mickelson will selectively make side challenges against one another,” read a release from Turner, which will stream the event on its Bleacher Report Live platform. “For instance, Woods or Mickelson could raise the stakes by challenging the other to a long-drive, closest-to-the-pin or similar competition during a hole as they play their match, with money being donated to the winning golfer’s charity of choice.”
So how much might Mickelson and Woods put on a single putt, for example? Here’s Mickelson himself from last night’s Los Angeles Lakers-Denver Nuggets game:
“When we’re mic’d on the course, we’re going to have little challenges, let’s say, that can maybe get in each other’s head,” Mickelson said. “‘You have a downhill putt. I’ll bet you 50 … 50Gs that you miss this.'”
Reggie Miller selling for Phil is by far the best part of the clip.
“The Match” between Mickelson and Woods is scheduled for Noon local time on Nov. 23 at Shadow Creek Golf Course in Las Vegas.