Phil Mickelson successfully birdied the 4th playoff hole in
near-darkness to beat Tiger Woods and won The Match. The winning prize is $9
Mickelson confidently birdied the 22nd hole at Shadow Creek to get victory in a low-quality contest which failed miserably and ended as pitch-and-putt competition.
The five-time major winner also barely recovered from losing a $200,000 side bet on the opening hole by winning three nearest-the-pin contests for a total of $600,000 dollars. This money will go to charity. It is the players money that has dedicated to deserving charity.
“A day like today is not going to take anything away from
Tiger’s greatness, he’s the greatest of all time, but to have some smack talk
for the next few years means a lot to me because I don’t have much on him,”
The majority of the play in Vegas was so mediocre that various members of the commentary team were moved to comment. “This is some crappy golf,” said former NBA star Charles Barkley, while former Open champion Darren Clarke conceded after 10 holes: “We need a spark, we need something.”
It was a tough competition.