T/P Live to Stream Tiger Woods vs. Phil Mickelson
Who: Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson
What: 18-hole round
When: Nov. 23 at 3 p.m. ET
Where: Shadow Creek in Las Vegas
What’s at stake: $9 million plus
How to watch: Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson Live (Free)
The match will be hosted on Friday, Nov. 23, by MGM Resorts International at Shadow Creek and be broadcast on Turner’s B/R Live, DIRECTV and AT&T U-verse. It will be also be distributed through other cable, satellite and other distributors like Comcast, Charter, Cox, Verizon and Altice.
T/P Live to Stream Tiger Woods vs. Phil Mickelson.If it seems like there’s a lot going on here, that’s because there is. In addition to the wide distribution, the event will also include HBO’s work on the lead up to the match and highlights on House of Highlights (a B/R Instagram initiative). Here’s a closer look at the details.
The date that golf fans have been anxiously awaiting has officially been set: Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson will face each other in an historic head-to-head, 18-hole duel over Thanksgiving weekend at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas, it was announced Wednesday.
While both are past the prime of the careers, the championship golfers have won a combined 19 Majors, and 42-year-old Woods has seen a huge resurgence in both his performance and his popularity in 2018.
WarnerMedia has secured worldwide media rights to “The Match,” and Turner Sports will produce the pay-per-view telecast of the event, which will offer $9 million to the winner and will be played Friday, Nov. 23. It will air on Turner’s TNT and HBO’s 24/7 Reality franchise.
As part of the live event, both Woods and Mickelson will selectively make side-challenges against one another during the match. Both golfers tweeted confirmation of the face-off, which has been the subject of speculation for weeks.
Mickelson, 48, joked: “I think this is the easiest $9 million you will ever make.”
Although fans won’t have the opportunity to attend the first-of-its-kind event, they will have no shortage of behind-the-scenes access.
The golfers’ preparation will be chronicled on HBO’s 24/7 series, and Bleacher Report’s House of Highlights will provide a deeper dive as well.
After making a remarkable comeback from multiple back surgeries, Woods is ranked as the No. 13 golfer in the world. Mickelson, meanwhile, is 25th.
Both Woods and Mickelson struggled during the United States’ Ryder Cup loss to Europe, but there is still plenty of excitement surrounding Tiger’s form.
The 42-year-old finished tied for sixth at the Open Championship and second at the PGAChampionship before finally recording his first win since 2013 when he prevailed at the Tour Championship in September.
Mickelson hasn’t recorded a top-10 finish since May, but given the enormity of the Black Friday event, it figures to be an entertaining affair between two of the game’s all-time greats.