Tiger Woods v Phil Mickelson: The Match – live!
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Both split the fairway with 340-yard drives on the 516-yard, par-four sixth hole. Both hit tidy approach shots to within about a dozen feet of the pin. Both two-putt to halve another hole and Mickelson remains 1UP.
Phil is a hot putter away from being 6 up right now! Can’t give TW that many chances. Let’s hear the trash talking.. get pat perez out there to stir the pot
We’ve got a side bet: $100,000 for closest to the pin on the par-three fifth. Mickelson goes first and his tee shot nearly drops in before rolling to within 10 feet of the cup. Woods follows and pushes it about 40 feet to the right. That’s a cool $100k to Lefty (or, as we’re told, to charity) and he’ll have a nice chance for a 2UP lead. Woods putts to within about eight feet. Lefty then leaves a 10-footer for the win short, tapping in for par. Tiger sinks from there to halve the fifth and Mickelson remains 1UP.