Fans hoping to get an up-close glimpse of Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson during their upcoming high-stakes match in Las Vegas may be out of luck.
According to a report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal, there will not be any tickets made available to the public for the $9 million match between the two legends held Nov. 23 at Shadow Creek. The event will be broadcast via pay-per-view, and the report adds that only a “small gathering of sponsors and VIPs” will have access to the exclusive course, which is owned by MGM Resorts International.
And while Mickelson told reporters in August that the duel would include primetime golf, the report indicates that it will be played during the day and that “no parts of the match will be played under the lights” – although, with an estimated 4:28 p.m. PT sunset, there is a chance that play could extend beyond 7 p.m. ET without turning on the lights.
Organizers have yet to make an official announcement on the timing of the event, which will be held the day after Thanksgiving, nor have they confirmed the pay-per-view price.
Woods and Mickelson combined to go 0-6 last month at the Ryder Cup. But thanks in part to his Tour Championship win the week prior, Woods is currently listed as a -220 favorite (bet $220 to win $100) at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, while Mickelson is a +180 underdog (bet $100 to win $180).