In July SportQuake reported that Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson would go head-to-head in a winner takes all golf match in Las Vegas. This week ‘The Match’ was confirmed via social media and will take place at Shadow Creek Golf Course on either November 23rd or 24th, coinciding with Thanksgiving – with the winner taking home $9m in prize money.
Woods made the announcement via his Twitter account saying: “It’s on”. The tweet prompted Mickelson to create his own Twitter account, which gained nearly 100,000 followers in less than 24 hours. Mickelson replied to Woods, saying: "I bet you think this is the easiest $9M you will ever make."
The Match will be televised via pay-per-view by Turner's B/R Live platform, in addition to DirecTV and AT&T U-verse. However, pricing for the event has not been announced yet, neither have event sponsors.