Posted on November 24, 2018 at 9:12 am
After no less than four play-offs, Phil Mickelson took the best of Tiger Woods in a duel at the biggest financial stakes.
As the golf season ends, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson decided to play overtime on Friday. On the course of Shadow Creek, Las Vegas, the two legends of the little white ball are meeting for a duel at the top according to the formula of match-play, made famous, in particular, by the Ryder Cup. An 18-hole fight whose main challenge was … nine million dollars for the winner and whose distribution was in pay-per-view like the big boxing nights … but the system had so many failures that the American broadcaster finally opened the floodgates. Another particularity of the match, the two players have challenged with bets whose earnings will be redistributed to various charities. From the first hole, Phil Mickelson missed the birdie and thus lost $ 200,000 that went straight to Tiger Woods' kitty.
What an incredible day @TigerWoods you are a champion and playing golf with you today was an epic moment! Sharing today with my family and the fans was more than I could ask for. Thank you to everyone who made today happen! pic.twitter.com/1KpfLIo9cp
– Phil Mickelson (@PhilMickelson) November 24, 2018
Mickelson wins after suspense
The first advantage was taken by Phil Mickelson from the 2nd hole when Tiger Woods missed a putt that seemed unmissable. It was not until the 7th of the 18 holes on the program that the "Tiger" was able to equalize, taking full advantage of a bunker awkwardly found by "Lefty", who took the hand immediately behind while the two players have small little left an unpleasant impression as to their level of play. Tiger Woods equalized at the 11th hole, not without having missed his bet to make an eagle (two shots under the par), before pointing in the lead for the first time duel at the end of the 12th hole. But Phil Mickelson did not come to Nevada to laugh and immediately put the two scores tied at the 13th hole. Under pressure at the 17th hole after conceding the 15th, Tiger Woods found the resources to equalize and, after sharing the 18th and last hole, both players had to go through a barrage. It was not until the fourth attempt that finally Phil Mickelson found the flaw to win, seize the nine million dollars at stake in a duel that will not be remembered.
Phil put Tiger away with a $ 9M putt pic.twitter.com/lQ7IGgW6WZ
– Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 24, 2018