Thanksgiving weekend offers up a feast of options for sports’ fans. There’s NFL, college football, college basketball, NBA and NHL to choose from during the four days people are recovering from a turkey coma. This year, we can add golf to the list.
Two of golf’s biggest legends, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, will go head-to-head in a matchplay challenge on Friday, Nov. 23 for a $9 million cash prize. The event will take place at the Shadow Creek Golf Course in Las Vegas at 3 p.m. ET. The match isn’t open to the public.
Woods is a -200 favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook to win the event with, Mickelson coming in at +150.
Woods owns the most major victories by any active golfer (14) and has the second-most all time, behind only Jack Nicklaus. Woods’ first major win came in the 1997 Masters but he hasn’t won one since 2008, when he defeated Rocco Mediate by one stroke in a playoff at the U.S. Open.
Mickelson has five major championships, including three wins at The Masters. The only major he hasn’t won is the U.S. Open where he’s finished as the runner-up six times.
There are multiple ways to watch The Match and even more betting options for gamblers. Here is everything you need to know for Tiger vs. Phil on Nov. 23:
When do Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson tee off?
Tigers vs. Phil will take place at 3 p.m. ET on Nov. 23, 2018.
Where is The Match being played?
Shadow Creek Golf Course in Las Vegas will host the event. The private course was recently ranked as the No. 26 overall golf course in the United States by Golf Digest.
How do I watch Tiger vs. Phil?
There are a variety of ways to watch The Match. It can be seen on pay-per-view through B/R Live, DirecTV, and AT&T U-Verse. The pay-per-view will also be sent to several other cable outlets such as Comcast and Verizon.
How much does The Match cost on pay-per-view?
The event will cost $19.99 through the various pay-per-view options.
What can I bet on?
Besides picking an outright winner, bettors can wager on alternative lines and props for the event, along with in-play betting options at sportsbooks like DraftKings and SugarHouse. Below are some prop bets being offered at many sportsbooks:
Who will win the match?
As good as Mickelson has been in his career, Tiger is considered the better player of the two, so it’s not surprising to see him the favorite. However, this isn’t a tournament. It’s a one on one matchplay. There is some value with Phil and the number could go toward Tiger even more as we get closer to the event.
Tiger vs. Phil Props
- Woods to hit the first fairway: 1/2
- Mickelson to hit the first fairway: 4/7
- Woods to average a higher driving distance: 8/13
- Mickelson to average a higher driving distance: 11/8
- Woods to average a higher driving accuracy %: 11/10
- Mickelson to have more One-Putts: 5/6
- Woods to have more One-Putts: 1/1
- Woods to have an eagle: 5/2
- Mickelson to have an eagle: 11/4
- All Square through 18 holes: 5/1
- Woods to have a Hole in One: 200/1
- Mickelson to have a Hole in One: 200/1
- Any Hole in One: 100/1
First golfer to go 1UP
- Tiger Woods -120
- Phil Mickelson EVEN
Which golfer will lead after 9 holes
- Tiger Woods – 170
- Phil Mickelson +145
Will either golfer win three consecutive holes?
- Yes +700
- No -1100
Tiger or Phil to hit a shot into a water hazard
- Yes +375
- No -550
Tiger or Phil to hit a shot out of bounds
- Yes +550
- No -900
Check back for more props and analysis as we get closer to the match in Las Vegas.
Tiger vs. Phil side bets!
The first bet was placed on Tuesday…